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  1. 2 years ago
    Mon Dec 7 13:21:07 2015

    The Regional Workshop on ‘Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA)’ was organised by SESRIC in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and hosted by the Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 30 November-3 December 2015 in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan.

    The Regional Workshop on TSA focused on the Central Asia and South Asia regions of the OIC and was aimed at the tourism statisticians working at the National Statistical Offices, Tourism Authorities, and Central Banks in the region. In total, 17 experts from 8 OIC Member Countries in the aforementioned regions including Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan attended the Workshop.

    The Regional Workshop on the TSA was a continuation of the Regional Workshop held (http://www.oicstatcom.org/event-detail.php?id=1050 ) within the framework of the 2013-SESRIC-0111 Project that was among the successful final projects selected for the Project Cycle Management (PCM) Programme Funding of the OIC Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) for the year 2014.

    The main purposes of the Regional Workshop on TSA were to:
    • explain the TSA structure and the relationships between its tables; provide necessary clarification of the TSA underlying concepts;
    • provide venue for the exchange of knowledge and country experiences in the preparation of TSA, in addressing challenges in collecting basic tourism data as well as in the interpretation of the TSA results for more informed decision making by the tourism industries; and
    • assist countries in setting up their longer term work programme on the TSA development.

    This forum post is expected to serve as a platform of communication to exchange questions pertaining to the compilation of the ten tables under the TSA system.

  2. Mon Apr 27 12:07:20 2015

    In accordance with its 2015 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC will organise the training course on 'Analysis of Household Income and Expenditure Data' at the Central Statistics Bureau (CSB) in Kuwait City, State of Kuwait on 11-14 May 2015. The course will be conducted by Mr. Mehmet Ali Karadag, Expert at the Turkish Statistics Institute (TURKSTAT), with the participation of relevant officials of the CSB.

    As defined in the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA Rev. 1 - October 2009); income and consumption statistics, a statistical activity category under the Demographic and Social Statistics domain, covers statistics on household income and expenditures from household viewpoint (all types of income and expenditure), including topics like distribution of incomes, in-kind income, income transfers received and paid, income or expenditure-based measures of poverty, consumer protection, consumption patterns, consumer goods and durables, household wealth and debts.

    The training course on 'Analysis of Household Income and Expenditure Data' will focus on the following topics:

    • Income and Expenditure Surveys in Kuwait and Turkey
    • Monetary Poverty Measurement
    • Cost of Basic Needs Approach
    • Inequality Measures
    • Poverty and Inequality Measures in Turkey
    • ADePT Software
  3. Mon Apr 27 00:20:15 2015

    In accordance with its 2015 Annual Work Plan, SESRIC organised the training course on ‘Tourism Statistics’ at the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan (AZSTAT) on 18-20 May 2015, within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme. The course was conducted by Mr. Muharrem OZCELIK, Expert at the Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT) of the Republic of Turkey with participation of relevant officials of AZSTAT.
    As defined in the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA Rev. 1 - October 2009); Tourism statistics – a statistical activity category under the Economic statistics – covers statistics regarding visitor activity (such as arrivals/departures, overnight stays, expenditures, purpose of the visit, etc.) associated to different forms of tourism (inbound, domestic and outbound), tourism industries activity and infrastructure, employment and tourism satellite accounts.
    The training course on 'Tourism Statistics' focused on the following topics:
    • Tourism Statistics in Turkey
    • Tourism Statistics in Azerbaijan
    • Domestic Tourism Survey
    o Definitions
    o Sampling Method
    o Field Application
    o Data Quality Objectives
    o Data Analysis
    o Newsletter
    o Publication Tables

  4. Sun Apr 26 23:49:59 2015

    In accordance with its 2015 Annual Work Plan, SESRIC organised the training course on 'Wholesale and Retail Trade Statistics' at the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan (AZSTAT) on 20-22 April 2015, within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme. The course was conducted by Mr. Abdullah YUKSEL, Expert at the Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT) of the Republic of Turkey with participation of relevant officials of AZSTAT.

    The training course on 'Wholesale and Retail Trade Statistics' focused on the following topics:

    • Classification of Wholesale and Retail Trade (NACE Rev.2, CPA 2008)
    • Value Index and Deflation
    • Imputation Techniques: Estimation of Missing Data
    • Seasonal Adjustment of Monthly Retail Trade Index
    • Structural Business Statistics: Annual Statistics
    • Internal Audits in order to Monitor the Status of the Application Documents for Quality Management
  5. Sun Apr 26 23:43:45 2015

    In accordance with its 2015 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the training course on 'Analysis of Labour Market Statistics' at the National Agency of Statistics and Demographics (ANSD) in Dakar, Republic of Senegal on 7-9 April 2015. The course was conducted by Mr. Mustapha Ziroili, Head of Analysis and Design Unit, Department of Employment Survey of Department of Statistics (HCP) of Kingdom of Morocco, with the participation of 21 officials of the ANSD, Ministry of Economic and Finance, Ministry of Vocational Education and Crafts, and Ministry of Youth and Employment.

    The training course on 'Analysis of Labour Market Statistics' covered the following topics:

    • Labour market statistics (source of labour market statistics and labour force surveys)
    • Descriptive analysis of labour market statistics (introduction to STATA, variable creation and labour market profile/vulnerable groups)
    • Overview on the labour market theories
    • Econometric methods
    • Education and labour market returns
    • Determinants of the integration of women into labour market
  6. Sun Apr 26 23:35:25 2015

    In accordance with its 2015 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the training course on ' Government Finance Statistics ' at the Department of Statistics of Malaysia in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 6-8 April 2015. The course was conducted by Ms. Mila Hertinmalyana, Statistician at the BPS-Statistics Indonesia, with the participation of relevant officials of the Department of Statistics of Malaysia.

    As defined in the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA Rev. 1 - October 2009), Government Finance Statistics includes all statistics related to the government sector, including debt and deficit, revenue and expenditure, accounts of the government sector, central government, tax rates and revenues, tax and benefit systems, financing of state pension and other state social security schemes, public sector employment. The subject area “Government Finance Statistics” is currently classified under the domain “Economic statistics”.

    The training course on Government Finance Statistics focused on the following topics:

    1. Introduction
    2. Government Finance Statistics (theoretical)

    a) Manual GFS
    b) Basic Understanding of GFS
    3. Implementation in Indonesia
    a) Plan and development
    b) Constraint
    4. Government Finance Statistics in Indonesia (current situation)
    a) Structure of Government

    • Central Government
    • Province
    • Regency/Municipality
    • Village government

    b) Method and processing data
    c) Estimation
    d) Publication/dissemination

    1. System of Government finance statistics in beneficiary country
    2. Summary
  7. Sun Apr 26 23:25:31 2015

    In accordance with its 2015 Annual Work Plan, SESRIC organised the training course on 'Quality Frameworks and Measurement of Performance of Statistical Systems and Offices' at the Agency on Statistics under President of the Republic of Tajikistan (TAJSTAT) on 1-2 April 2015, within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme. The course was conducted by Mr. Gasim Aliyev, Expert at the State Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Republic of Azerbaijan with participation of relevant officials of TAJSTAT.

    The training course on 'Quality Frameworks and Measurement of Performance of Statistical Systems and Offices' focused on the following topics:

    ISO 9001: 2008
    Policy and quality objectives
    Coordination council on quality
    The representative of the quality manual
    Collection of documents on the quality management system
    Importance of goals
    Reports on the quality of statistical product
    Internal audits in order to monitor the status of the application documents for quality management
    The activity report on a quality management system in the SSC of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
    Actual problems of quality management system implementation in the SSC of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
    Development of metadata in the official statistics of Azerbaijan.

  8. Sun Apr 26 23:19:21 2015

    In accordance with its 2015 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the training course on 'National Accounts: Financial Sector' at the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) in Doha, State of Qatar on 8-11 March 2015. The course was conducted by Mr. Mohamed Adel Souidene, Central Director of National Accounts of National Institute of Statistics (INS) of Republic of Tunisia, with the participation of 34 officials of the MDPS.

    The training course on ‘National Accounts: Financial Sector’ covered the following topics:

    • The components of financial system
    • Monetary and financial statistics
    • Synthesis of monetary statistics in financial operations tables as per SNA 2008
    • Insurance on life and damage statistics
    • Compilation of monetary and financial statistics in national accounting operations
    • Compilation of insurance accounts and technical tables in National Insurance Accounts as per SNA 2008
    • Completion of the financial accounts of the flows and assets (opening budgets, closure budgets, financial flows accounts and changing budgets)
    • The budgets between assets and liabilities of the financial operations flows between the various institutional sectors
    • Financial operations tables for the flows and assets
    • Calculation of financial services indirectly measured "FISMI" and its distribution among institutional sectors as final consumption of households and export to the rest of the world.
    • Calculation of the production and the added value of the insurance sector and the reforms to be made in the redistribution of income account
    • National accounts for banks and insurance companies, namely production, exploitation accounts, distribution and redistribution of income accounts and capital account.
    • Case studies on the work carried out at the INS of Republic of Tunisia highlighting the changes as per SNA 2008.
  9. Sun Apr 26 23:14:39 2015

    n accordance with its 2015 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the training course on 'Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Statistics' at the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) in Khartoum, Republic of Sudan on 02-04 March 2015. The course was conducted by Mr. Bassam Daoud Mostafa Zain, Statistician at the Department of Statistics of Jordan, with the participation of 40 officials of the CBS of Sudan.

    As defined in the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA Rev. 1 - October 2009), agriculture, forestry, fishery statistics includes all agriculture, forestry and fishery related statistics, e.g. agricultural monetary statistics (agricultural economic accounts), agricultural structures (farm structure), trade in agricultural products, agricultural labour input, crop and animal production, agricultural commodities, agro-industry statistics (including food production and safety), organic farming and organic food, government expenditure for agriculture, fishing and forestry, products source and use tables, forest and forest product statistics, forest resource assessment and forest fire, trade in forest products, fisheries. The subject area “Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries” is currently classified under the “Sectoral statistics”, an activities category under the “Economic statistics” domain.

    The training course on “Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Statistics” focused on the following topics:

    1. Agricultural census (definition, main characteristics, goals, topics which are covered by the census)
    2. Census committees and functional structure of the census
    3. Implementation stages
    4. The follow-up of the implementation stages
    5. Agricultural surveys (types of surveys, goals, frameworks)
    6. The preparatory stage of agricultural surveys
    7. Data collection stage
    8. Data processing stage

    a) Desktop processing, electronic processing
    b) Results extraction and tabulation

  10. Sat Apr 25 19:48:25 2015

    In accordance with its 2015 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the training course on 'Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Statistics' at the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) in Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on 23-25 February 2015. The course was conducted by Mr. Vedat Mert, Expert at the Turkish Statistics Institute (TURKSTAT), with the participation of 29 officials of the CSO, Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Afghan Academy of Science, and Faculty of Agriculture.

    As defined in the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA Rev. 1 - October 2009); agriculture, forestry and fisheries statistics – a statistical subject area of the Sectoral Statistics activity category under the Economic Statistics domain – includes all agriculture, forestry and fishery related statistics, e.g. agricultural monetary statistics (agricultural economic accounts), agricultural structures (farm structure), trade in agricultural products, agricultural labour input, crop and animal production, agricultural commodities, agro-industry statistics (including food production and safety), organic farming and organic food, government expenditure for agriculture, fishing and forestry, products source and use tables, forest and forest product statistics, forest resource assessment and forest fire, trade in forest products, fisheries.

    The training course on 'Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Statistics' included practical case studies and focus on the following topics:

    • Agriculture Statistics
    • Crop Statistics
    • Livestock Statistics
    • Agricultural Prices
    • Economic Accounts
    • Fisheries Statistics
    • Forestry Statistics
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