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  • Since 1980, the Bureau has hosted the Meeting of the Heads of National Statistical Offices of East Asian Countries mostly in Japan at intervals of two or three years. This meeting aims to facilitate the exchange of information and views, to improve official statistics and statistical administration in this region. (The member countries are Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan.) The most recent meeting (the tenth) was held in Kyoto in November 2003, and was attended by representatives from 15 countries as well as five international organizations. The theme of the meeting was "Major Current Issues that NSOs are Facing and the Approaches to Cope with Them". This was broken down into the following sub-themes for more focused discussions. i) How to respond to emerging data needs in the light of limited resources ii) How to strengthen the statistical cooperation among the countries in the region.
  • Cooperation with the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific The Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) was established in Japan in 1970 as an international organization to provide training in statistics to officials from ESCAP countries. Based on an agreement between the Japanese Government and the UN, the MPHPT (Statistical Standards Department) supports SIAP training programs by providing facilities and staff. It acts as the host country's cooperating agency In 2002 fiscal year, Japan provided cash and in kind contribution to SIAP as follows. Cash contribution : 1,752,700 US In kind contribution : 1,680,700 US. In additions, Japan has been providing funds to OECD statistical cooperation program in nonmember countries in Asian region. In 2001 fiscal year, Japan provided 400,000 Fr for OECD program of composite leading indicators. Japan provided 60,000 euro in response to the request from OECD for its program of early warning systems in 2002, 2003.
  • Japan Technical Cooperation Statistics

    1. 1. Japan’s Technical Cooperation in Statistics   Takehiro Fukui Statistics Bureau Japan Statistics Bureau JAPAN
    2. 2. - Technical Cooperation with NBSC ・ Exchange of missions ・ Providing statistical training ・ Dispatch of statistical experts - Japan’s Technical Cooperation in Asian Region ・ Bilateral cooperation ・ Multilateral cooperation - Major cooperation activities in the ESCAP region - Comments on the Technical Cooperation - Concluding remarks Statistics Bureau JAPAN
    3. 3. Technical Cooperation with NBSC <ul><li>Exchange of missions </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange missions has been done every year since 1980. </li></ul><ul><li>Themes of missions </li></ul><ul><li>Population Census </li></ul><ul><li>⇒   More general fields such as </li></ul><ul><li>sample household surveys, </li></ul><ul><li>the establishment census, </li></ul><ul><li>international comparison, </li></ul><ul><li>national accounts, etc. </li></ul>Statistics Bureau JAPAN
    4. 4. Technical Cooperation with NBSC <ul><li>Providing statistical training </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1986, several statistical officials from China have been invited every year to participate in courses at the Statistical Research and Training Institute. </li></ul><ul><li>Until April 2003, 69 trainees have been graduated from the Statistical Training Institute, who have knowledge in Japanese. </li></ul><ul><li>New arrangement of “training program for statistical professionals” tailored for Chinese statistical experts will be scheduled this autumn. </li></ul>Statistics Bureau JAPAN
    5. 5. Technical Cooperation with NBSC <ul><li>Dispatch of statistical experts </li></ul><ul><li>In early 1980's, SBJ dispatched experts in specific fields to China three times to give lectures to the NBSC staff. </li></ul><ul><li>The lectures covered the following subjects: </li></ul><ul><li> - Survey Sampling; </li></ul><ul><li>- Input-Output Tables; </li></ul><ul><li>- Statistical Data Processing. </li></ul>Statistics Bureau JAPAN
    6. 6. <ul><li>  Bilateral cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>The Bureau provided technical assistance to Indonesia, Sri Lanka , Philippines and Myanmar under the cooperation scheme of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). </li></ul><ul><li>Bilateral cooperation includes regular exchange of statistical missions: with the national statistical offices of China and Korea since 1980. </li></ul>Japan’s Technical Cooperation in Asian Region
    7. 7. Japan’s Technical Cooperation in Asian Region <ul><li>Multilateral cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>   The Statistics Bureau has been hosting the Meeting of the Heads of National Statistical Offices in East Asian Countries at the interval of two/three years since 1980. </li></ul><ul><li>The aim of this meeting is to exchange views and experiences on censuses and other statistical surveys. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Japan’s Technical Cooperation Statistical Training of Staff from the Central Statistical Organization of Myanmar Meeting of the Heads of National Statistical Offices of East Asian Countries Statistics Bureau JAPAN
    9. 9. Major cooperation activities in the ESCAP region <ul><li>Multilateral cooperation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UNSD,ESCAP, SIAP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADB, IMF,OECD, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ANCSDAAP, the Association of National Census and Statistics Directors of America, Asia and the Pacific </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Meetings of the Heads of National Statistical Offices in East Asian Countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Asian Statistical Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bilateral cooperation </li></ul>
    10. 10. Comments on the Technical Cooperation A broad range of donors (bilateral, regional and global) The necessity of donor coordination to avoid the duplication of technical assistance Paris21 is a useful platform for networking among donors. Statistics Bureau JAPAN
    11. 11. Concluding remarks To collect current good practices for technical cooperation. Appropriate practices would cover not only the technical and procedural aspects but also the management ones. <ul><li>To assemble recommended current good practices for reducing census costs and to share each NSO. </li></ul>Statistics Bureau JAPAN
    12. 12. Thank you

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