8 June 2004

Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities

Conference on Data Quality for International Organizations
Wiesbaden/Germany, 27-28 May 2004


Thursday, 27 May 2004

9.30 - 10.00 Welcome and introduction

  • Walter Radermacher (Germany)
  • Willem de Vries (UNSD)
  • Enrico Giovannini (OECD)

10.00 - 12.15 Session 1: Quality frameworks for assessing and improving statistical activities carried out by international organizations

Chair: Carol Carson (IMF)

  • Ivo Havinga, Gisele Kamanou, Stefan Schweinfest and Willem de Vries (UNSD) "Squaring the Quality Circle: Towards a Quality Framework for International Official Statistics"   Paper   Powerpoint presentation
  • Enrico Giovannini and Denis Ward (OECD) "Quality framework for OECD statistics: Getting our own house in order" Paper    Powerpoint presentation
  • Haluk Kasnakoglu and Robert Mayo (FAO) "FAO Statistical Data Quality Framework: A multi-layered approach to monitoring and assessment"    Paper    Powerpoint presentation
Discussant: Gordon Brackstone (Statistics Canada)

12.15 - 13.30 Lunch break

13.30 - 15.30 Session 2: Coherence of data published by various international organizations on the same subject

Chair: Denise Lievesly (UIS)

  • Haishan Fu (UNDP) "Data inconsistency, statistical credibility and the Human Development Report"   
    Paper   Powerpoint presentation
  • Edilberto Loaiza (UNICEF) "Does data quality explain the difference in the current global estimates for mortality and education?"  Paper   Powerpoint presentation
  • Andreas Lindner and Richard McKenzie (OECD) "Co-ordination of data disseminated by international organizations"
    Paper   Powerpoint presentation
  • Darryl Rhoades (ECE) "Towards a methodology for analyzing coherence between PPP and SNA based estimates of GDP"   Paper   Powerpoint presentation
  • Neil Fantom (World Bank) "Introducing a PARIS 21 study of the international statistical system in relation to MDG indicators: Monitoring the Millennium Development Goals: current weakness and possible improvements"  Paper

    Discussant: Michael Colledge (Australian Bureau of Statistics)

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 - 18.00 Session 3: Tools and policies for collecting, managing and disseminating data and metadata (1)

Chair: Sylvester Young (ILO)

  • Tetsuo Yamada (UNIDO) "Role of metadata in quality assurance of multi-country statistical data in the case of UNIDO industrial statistics"   Paper 
  • Sara Elder and Isabelle Guillet (ILO) "ILO tools for collecting, managing and disseminating data and metadata"  
    Paper   Powerpoint presentation
  • Brian Buffet, Alison Kennedy, and Ursula Itzlinger (UNESCO) "The Path towards Improving Quality in the International Education Database"  Paper   Powerpoint presentation

    Discussant: Lucic Laliberte (IMF)

Friday, 28 May 2004

9.00 - 11.00 Session 3: Tools and policies for collecting, managing and disseminating data and metadata (2)

Chair: Stefan Schweinfest (UNSD)

  • Patrick Cornu (ILO) "ILO Labour Statistics Databases (LABORSTA): The issue of quality control procedures"   
    Paper   Powerpoint presentation
  • Lee Samuelson and Lars Thygesen (OECD) "Building OECD's New Statistical Information System"
      Powerpoint presentation
  • Christos Androvitsaneas (ECB) "Contributing to quality in statistics through automated data and metadata exchange: the case of the European System of Central Banks"   Paper   Powerpoint presentation
  • Carol Carson (IMF) "Data and Metadata Collection and Dissemination in the IMF Statistical Information System
    Paper   Powerpoint presentation

    Discussant: Deborah Griffin (USA, Census Bureau)

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 - 13.00 Panel discussion: Future directions for international cooperation to ensure data quality

Chair: Enrico Giovannini (OECD)

Panelists: Carol Carson (IMF), Denise Lievesly (UIS), Sylvester Young (ILO) and Stefan Schweinfest (UNSD)

Chart presented by Enrico Giovannini