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Cook Islands Agricultural Census 201l: Lessons learnt

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Cook Islands Agricultural Census 201l: Lessons learnt

  1. 1. Regional Workshop for Monitoring the SDGs related to Food and Agriculture Sector and on the WCA 2020 Nadi, Fiji 6-10 November 2017 Cook Islands Agricultural Census 201l: Lessons learnt Technical Session 17 1 Jim Nimerota Statistics Officer Cook Islands Statistics Office jim.nimerota@cookislands.gov .ck Tavake Manuel Agriculture Officer Ministry of Agriculture tavake.manuel@agriculture.gov. ck
  2. 2. Contents  Background ◦ Census Organisation ◦ Agriculture Census Overview  Tabulation, Dissemination and Archiving Highlights  Lessons Learnt and Major Challenges  Opportunities for Improvement 2
  3. 3. Cook Islands Statistics Office
  4. 4. Agriculture Census in the Cook Islands 4 2001 2011 2021 Agriculture Census Statistics Office Ministry of Agriculture FAO/SPC OVERVIEW Conducted every 10 years. Joint Project (CISO/MOA/FAO) CISO – Legal Mandate* MOA – Policy/data users FAO – Subject matter experts Joint Funding (CIGovt & FAO) *Statistics Act 2016 Tabulation 1. The Statistics Office Dissemination 1. Ministry of Agriculture Archiving 1. Both
  5. 5. Lessons Learnt and Major Challenges 5 Tabulation 1. National Capacity vs Capability Dissemination 1. Balancing Data Accuracy vs relevance of Agriculture statistics 2. Clashes Competencies: Analytical vs. creative/conceptual Archiving 1. Weak practice 2. No policy or procedure FTE 30+ FTE 10 or less Organisational Structure 1. Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 2. Job Design 3. Career Development
  6. 6. 6 CAPACITY ISSUES OF A SIDS NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE
  7. 7. Overview of Capacity Building Needs. 7 New CISO Development Needs New Development Barriers Increase Internal Capacity FTE Staff N#: 30+ in 1997 to 8 in 2017 More Technical Support from SPC SDD (SPC) is being downsized Financial Support from FAO "Not a donor organisation" Donor financial support Possible ODA Graduation 2018 2019 2020 2021 Labour Market Assessment Financial Exploratory Surveys System of National Accounts Balance of Payments Tourism Satelite Account Labour Force Survey Pop Census Agriculture Census ODA Assessment
  8. 8. Opportunities for Improving the Agriculture Census 2021  Organisational restructuring  Dissemination Framework  Joint budget proposal bid.  Identify and build internal capacity, then capability.  Trail CAPI in the upcoming Labour Force Survey.  Incorporate lessons learnt into Census design for Population & Housing Census 2021 and/or Agriculture Census 2021  Metadata Documentation  Incorporate FAO expert advice into Census design phase. 8
  9. 9. 9 Statistics Clerk Statistics Officer Senior Statistician Government Statistician Director/ Manager National Accounts National Accounts CPI & BOP Vital & CPI GFS, ICT & Agriculture Migration Miscellaneous International Trade Strategy Planning Dissemination International Trade CensusandSurveys ElectoralOffice Organisational restructuring
  10. 10. Dissemination Framework 10
  11. 11. Thank you 1
  12. 12. 12 a) The Cook Islands Statistics Office used a range of Software and hardware in order to capture, process, tabulate and disseminate agriculture statistics: Hardware Kodak Scanner i1420 Standard Desktop computers Software Optical/Intelligent character Recognition Software: Readsoft and Kodak Desktop Capture Pro Census and Survey Processing Software (CSPro) Tabulation and visualisation software: Microsoft Office Suite: - MS Access - MS Excel - MS PowerPoint Documentation and Archiving Software: Nesstar Publisher Tabulation, Dissemination & Archiving
  13. 13. 13 Tabulation, Dissemination & Archiving

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