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Co-organized by: United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). With the support of Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan (KAZSTAT)

The Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data acknowledges the urgent need for National statistical systems (NSS) to adapt and develop to meet the widening, increasing and evolving requirements of data to monitor the progress towards goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as provide adequate data for data users, especially decision-makers. The UN Development Account 10th tranche programme on Statistics and Data (UNDA10) addresses these challenges and brings together the collective efforts of ten implementing[1] entities into a comprehensive programme aiming at strengthening national statistical systems to measure, monitor and report on the sustainable development goals.

The Workshop, organised jointly by UNSD, ECE and UNEP with the support of KAZSTAT, will address more specifically the institutional, organisational and technical environment for official statistics that could foster access to and use of non-traditional data sources, such as administrative records and registers, geospatial information, and Big Data, to complement traditional surveys and censuses for the production of official statistics and the SDG indicators. Presentations and discussions will also cover managerial issues, sound governance and coordination mechanisms, leadership as well as dialogue and partnerships between producers of official statistics, providers of non-traditional data sources and users. The Workshop will take stock of various international, regional initiatives for the integration of non-traditional data sources in the production of statistics and indicators for the monitoring of sustainable development and discuss national experiences, challenges and lessons learned.

The outcome of the Workshop will also contribute to the update of the UN Handbook on Statistical Organisations aiming to provide guidance and best practices to chief statisticians and managers to achieve a modern, integrated and coordinated national statistical system.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

(08:00 - 08:30) Registration
(08:30 - 9:00) Welcome and opening
  • Mr. Nurbolat Aidapkelov, Committee on Statistics, Kazakhstan
  • Mr. Gabriel Gamez, UNSD
    Including a brief introduction on the outline and objectives of the workshop
09:00 - 12:30 - Session 1:
Defining and refining the SDG indicator framework: global, regional and national context, initiatives and experiences

Chair: Mr. Nurbolat Aidapkelov, Committee on Statistics, Kazakhstan
Presentations:

  • Ms. Linda Hooper, UNSD
    SDG indicator framework: global context and initiatives
  • Mr. Steven Vale, ECE
    SDG indicator framework: ECE context and initiatives
  • Ms. Buyant Khaltarkhuu, WB
    Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development
  • Ms. Elena Vosmirko, CIS-Stat
    Statistical partnership and cooperation on SDGs and Big Data in the CIS region
(10:00 - 10:30) Tea/coffee break
  • Mr. Andrii Gerasymenko, State Statistics Service, Ukraine
    Review of alternative data sources in the production of official statistics and SDG indicators in Ukraine
  • Mr. Ulfat Odilzoda, Main Computing Centre, Tajikistan
    Sustainable Development Goals and Statistical Plans
  • Ms. Marina Sabelnikova, Federal State Statistics Service, Russia
    SDG Monitoring in the Russian Federation
  • Sharing experience, challenges and lessons learned in setting the national indicator framework and the domestication/appropriation of the SDG indicators (~ 75')

(12:30 - 13:30) Lunch break
13:30 - 17:30 - Session 2:
Institutional and organisational frameworks, governance, coordination, and partnerships for the integration of non-traditional data sources

Chair: Ms. Irina Kangro, National Statistics Committee, Belarus
Presentations:

  • Mr. Gabriel Gamez, UNSD
    Report on the outcome and conclusions of the EECCA Transformative Agenda Conference
  • Mr. Steven Vale, UNECE
    Report on the work of the HLG-MOS on partnerships
  • Mr. Rajiv Ranjan, PARIS21
    Big Data for SDGs:Could Public-Private Partnerships for Statistics be the solution?
  • Mr. Jan Byfuglien, invited expert
    Some issues related to the institutional and legal framework for the access to and the use of non-traditional data sources
  • General discussion (~ 30')
(15:00 - 15:30) Tea/coffee break
  • Ms. Anahit Safyan, National Statistical Service, Armenia
    Strategic alliance with administrative bodies within the establishment of SDGs single platform and expanding access to administrative data
  • Ms. Gulmira Ermekbaeva, National Statistics Committee, Kyrgyzstan
    Ensuring the access to non-traditional data sources in Kyrgyzstan - Revision of the National Statistics Law
  • Ms. Stela Derivolcov, National Bureau of Statistics, Moldova
    Legislative framework for the access to administrative data for statistical purposes
  • Ms. Maia Guntsadze, National Statistics Office, Georgia
    Quality assurance and Recent Developments in the National Statistics Office of Georgia
  • Ms. Ainur Dossanova, Committee on Statistics, Kazakhstan
    Potential of Kazakhstan in using non-traditional data sources
  • Ms. Asli Asik Yavuz, Statistical Institute, Turkey
    A Review of Organisational Arrangements and Inter-Agency Coordination Mechanisms towards SDGs in Turkey
  • General discussion and conclusions (~ 30')

Official Dinner on behalf of the Committee on Statistics of Kazakhstan

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

09:00 - 12:30 - Session 3:
Integrating administrative data in the production of statistics and indicators for the monitoring of sustainable development

Chair: Mr. Stepan Mnatsakanyan, National Statistical Service, Armenia
Presentations:

  • Mr. Volker G. Täube, EFTA Statistical Office
    The use of administrative data for Business Registers as a source for the production of official statistics and SDG indicators
  • Mr. Rasim Safarov, State Statistics Committee, Azerbaijan
    Use of administrative data in official statistics of Azerbaijan
  • Ms. Irina Kangro, National Statistics Committee, Belarus
    Use of administrative data in compiling a national list of indicators for SDG monitoring
  • Ms. Maia Guntsadze, National Statistics Office, Georgia
    Data sources for the compilation of official statistics and SDG indicators in Georgia
  • General discussion (~ 30')
(10:30 - 11:00) Tea/coffee break
  • Ms. Stela Derivolcov, National Bureau of Statistics, Moldova
    Practical solutions for the access to administrative data for statistical purposes
  • Mr. Bilal Kurban, Statistical Institute, Turkey
    Integration of New and "Big" Administrative Data Sources into Turkish Statistical System
  • General discussion and conclusions (30')

(12:30 - 13:30) Lunch break
13:30 - 17:30 - Session 4:
Integrating Big Data and geospatial information in the production of statistics and indicators for the monitoring of sustainable development

Chair: Mr. Baizhumanov Dzhanbulat, Eurasian Economic Commission
Presentations(big data):

  • Mr. Steven Vale, ECE
    Big Data and geospatial information for the production of statistics and data: what are we talking about?
  • Ms. Lejla Sadiku, UNDP
    Challenges and opportunities in combining administrative and big data for the production of SDG Indicators
  • Mr. Stepan Mnatsakanyan, National Statistical Service, Armenia
    Big Data - a New non-traditional sources of information for official statistic
  • Ms. Stela Derivolcov, National Bureau of Statistics, Moldova
    Use of unstructured data for statistical purposes in Moldova
  • General discussion and conclusions (~ 30')
(15:00 - 15:30) Tea/coffee break
Presentations(satellite and geospatial):
  • Ms. Lkhagvadulam Chimeddamba, National Statistical Office, Mongolia
    Report from the ECE Workshop on Integrating Geospatial and Statistical Standards, 6-8/11/2017, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mr. Tomas Marques, UNEP
    Geospatial information and the environmental dimension of the SDGs
  • Mr. Dorian Rodrigo Kalamvrezos, FAO
    Use of Non-Official Sources for International Food Security and Natural Resource Use Statistics
  • Ms. Gulmira Ermekbaeva, National Statistics Committee, Kyrgyzstan
    Project for a National Geospatial Data Infrastructure in Kyrgyzstan
  • Ms. Lkhagvadulam Chimeddamba, National Statistical Office, Mongolia
    Integrating geospatial information and administrative records in the production of official statistics - Mongolia's experience
  • General discussion and conclusions (~ 30')


Thursday, 30 November 2017

09:00 - 12:30 - Session 5a:
Breakout Session

Chair: Mr. Rauf Salimov, State Statistics Committee, Azerbaijan
Presentations:

  • Ms. Irina Mazaiskaya, National Statistics Committee, Belarus
    Report on the outcome and main conclusions of day 1 (sessions 1-2)
  • Ms. Anahit Safyan, National Statistical Service, Armenia
    Report on the outcome and main conclusions of day 2 (sessions 2-4)
  • Mr. Trevor Fletcher and Mr. Jan Byfuglien, invited experts
    Update of the Handbook of Statistical Organisation
  • Mr. Gabriel Gamez, UNSD
    Instructions for breakout session
(10:00 - 10:30) Tea/coffee break
  • Group 1 Handbook (English speaking group)
  • Group 2 Handbook (Russian speaking group)
  • Group 3 Institutional and organisational frameworks, governance, coordination, and partnerships for the integration of non-traditional data sources - Sessions 1 and 2(Russian speaking group)
  • Group 4 Integrating non-traditional data sources - Sessions 3 and 4 (English/Russian speaking group)

(12:30 - 13:30) Lunch break
13:30 - 16:00 - Session 5b:
Report in Plenary and conclusions

Moderator: Mr. Gabriel Gamez, UNSD
Panelists:

  • Ms. Meri Daushvili, National Statistics Office, Georgia
  • Ms. Ayush Ariunzaya, National Statistical Office, Mongolia
  • Mr. Steven Vale, ECE
  • Mr. Tomas Marques, UNEP
  • Mr. Trevor Fletcher, Invited expert

(16:00 - 16:30) Closing and farewell
(16:30) Refreshments

Background documents

Presentations

Session 1: Defining and refining the SDG indicator framework: global, regional and national context, initiatives and experiences
Session 2: Institutional and organisational frameworks, governance, coordination, and partnerships for the integration of non-traditional data sources
Session 3: Integrating administrative data in the production of statistics and indicators for the monitoring of sustainable development
Session 4: Integrating Big Data and geospatial information in the production of statistics and indicators for the monitoring of sustainable development
Session 5a: Breakout Session
 

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