Workshop on the methodological review of benchmarking, re-basing and chain-linking of economic indicators

24-08-2011  – 26-08-2011 Vientiane

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in cooperation with the Lao Department of Statistics is organizing a Workshop on the Methodological Review of Benchmarking, Rebasing and Chain-linking of Economic Indicators for the South-East Asian countries. The workshop is organized within the framework of the UN/DESA Development Account project for strengthening the statistical capacity of countries in South-East Asia. The workshop will take place from 24 to 26 August 2011 in Vientiane, Lao.

The objectives of the workshop are to review the methodological aspects of benchmarking, rebasing and chain-linking of economic indicators and to train representatives from national statistical offices of Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Vietnam on some of the most commonly used techniques for them. Particular attention during the training will be given to issues of rebasing of national accounts so as to deal with structural changes in the economy and linking the old time series to the new base year using a real dataset from Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The workshop will also offer the opportunity to exchange experiences, discuss challenges and propose best practice approaches to countries in these fields.

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Tourism statistics: challenges and good practices

16-06-2009  – 19-06-2009 Vientiane

The objective of the workshop is to train representatives from national statistical offices, national tourism authorities and central banks from the South East Asian countries on methodological development of tourism statistics and also the current country-practices in compiling tourism statistics. The training will focus on both the interpretation of conceptual issues and options for the implementation of the international recommendations in country specific circumstances and facilitate the establishment of a network of statisticians in the South East Asian countries working on tourism statistics.

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