• Chiba, Japan
  • 11 - 14 March 2024


Statistical Business Registers (SBRs) are fundamental to economic statistics, serving as the backbone for collecting and producing economic data. They provide a consistent framework of units and classifications, ensuring coherence and comparability across different domains and countries. In today's globalized economy, inclusive and exhaustive SBRs are increasingly vital for maintaining the relevance and quality of economic statistics, enabling measurement of the structure and dynamics of economic activity.

The SBR plays a crucial role in transforming national statistical systems, aiming for responsiveness, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness in data collection. Efforts are focused on modernizing production processes, minimizing survey burden by utilizing administrative data, harmonizing surveys, and enhancing collaboration with administrative authorities. With economic development increasingly influenced by international dependencies, SBRs facilitate better consistency between national and international statistical areas, addressing current and future needs for economic and business statistics.

This course, organized by the United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP), and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), serves as a continuation of efforts to enhance statistical capabilities within the ESCAP region. It expands upon previous workshops and training sessions on Statistical Business Registers (SBRs) conducted by SIAP and UNSD from 2015 to 2017, as well as the foundational e-learning course developed jointly by SIAP, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and UNSD in 2021. Through comprehensive instruction, the course aims to deepen participants' understanding of SBR principles and methodologies, review international standards, and address recent developments in this field. Additionally, it fosters a collaborative platform for peer learning and sharing experiences on SBR establishment, maintenance, challenges, and advancements in the region.


Concept Note

Day 1 - Monday, 11 March 2024

Introduction to the UNCEBTS
Session 1: Introduction to Statistical Business Register
Session 2: Introduction to Statistical Business Register (continued)
Session 3: Additional roles of an SBR and UN Guidelines on SBR

Day 2 - Tuesday, 12 March 2024

Session 5-8: SBR Maturity Model

Day 4 - Thursday, 14 March 2024