Seminar on Data Dissemination: Emerging trends and issues

Kuala Lumpur , 1 - 3 August 2007

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) will hold a three day Seminar on Data Dissemination from 1-3 August 2007. The working session will discuss the emerging trends in data dissemination policies and practices, ways of targeting specific audiences and meeting user requirements including micro data access.

The discussions during the meeting will also address data dissemination at the international level, focusing on the new Data Access System UNdata, which aims to promote public access to UN data resources and to establish best practices in the dissemination of official statistics.

The objectives of the seminar are:
  • share country practices on emerging trends on data dissemination
  • inform on ongoing regional, international activities
  • identify possible areas where convergence, harmonization would be useful
  • present UNdata and collect feedback

Provisional organization of work
List of participants
Information note

Improving On line Communication of Statistics - ABS Strategies Siu-Ming Tam Australia
IBGE´s Site Maria do Carmo Brazil
The Challenges and Opportunities for Statistical Data Dissemination in IT Time Jingping Zheng China
Enhancing Data Dissemination Through the Website of the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD), Hong Kong SAR Government Parmod K. Sharma Hong Kong SAR
Empowering Users in Analysing Statistical Data Shanker Lal Bodat India
Improving Target Audiences by Means of More Friendly Services Abdul Rachman Indonesia
Data Dissemination Strategies in Malaysia Normah Mohd. Aris Malaysia
The Establishment and Operations of a Statistical Information Center: the Philippines’ Experience Candido J. Astrologo, Jr. Philippines
Providing Access to Microdata: A Perspective from Statistics South Africa Elizabeth Gavin South Africa
Dissemination modes at Instituto Nacional de Estadística, INE, Guatemala Berit Olson Sweden
Data Dissemination to a Web-based Audience: Optimizing Content Based on Audience Needs Jirawan Boonperm Thailand
User oriented data dissemination: Users’ needs and profiles Experiences by Turkish Statistical Institute Nilgün Dorsan Turkey
Improving access to survey microdata in Asia and the Pacific Jan Smit UNESCAP
UNdata - Bringing Information to the World Paul Cheung UNSD
Download all presentations (4.7 MB, updated: 27 July 2007)

Ms. Sibylle Marxgut
United Nations Statistics Division
Tel:    +1 212-963-4558