17 July 2008

Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities

Conference on Data Quality for International Organizations
Rome, Italy, 7-8 July 2008

Programme and papers

Monday, 7 July 2008
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14.00 - 14.45 Welcome, introduction and keynote address

  • Eurostat: Pieter Everaers, Co-chair, Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA)
  • FAO: Hafez Ghanem, Assistant Director-General of the Economic and Social Department

14.45 - 16.15 Session 1: Quality assessment - use of checklist; user surveys; collection of quality metadata; disseminating quality information; training in quality management

Organizer: Eurostat

16.15 - 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 - 18.00 Session 2: International cooperation on quality management - principles; harmonization of frameworks; peer reviews; support of countries

Organizer: ECB

Tuesday, 8 July 2008
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9.00 - 10.30 Session 3: Dissemination platforms to make data more accessible and interpretable

Organizer: UNECE

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 12.30 Session 4: Best practices in imputation and estimation

Organizer: ILO

12:30 - 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 - 16:00 Session 5: Roundtable: "Making data internationally comparable or respect national, but not comparable sources - implications for data quality?"

Organizer: OECD

Chair: Heinrich Brungger (UNECE)

Panelists: Sylvester Young (ILO) Powerpoint presentation , Pieter Everaers (Eurostat), Stefan Schweinfest (UNSD), Lucie Laliberte (IMF), Enrico Giovannini (OECD) and Peter Hackl (Austria)

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 - 17:00 Summary of the conference and conclusions

Organizer: UNSD