Report on the Results of the 2020 Asia Pacific and Statistics Week

Report on the Results of the 2020 Asia Pacific and Statistics Week

Date: 
Monday, August 31, 2020
Type: 
Databases and related outputs
Abstract

The 2020 Asia-Pacific Statistics Week (2020APStatsWeek) was held as a virtual event from 15-18 June 2020 under the theme “A decade of action for the 2030 Agenda: Statistics that leave no one and nowhere behind”. It focused on the progress made towards a regional Collective Vision and Framework for Action endorsed by the ESCAP Committee on Statistics in December 2016. The Collective Vision and Framework for Action aims to empower national statistical systems to meet urgent and evolving statistical needs.

The meeting was attended by at least 879 experts, development partners, academicians, official statisticians and various public and private stakeholders from 63 countries and territories around the world. Figures 1 to 3 provide basic profiles about the participants and the countries who attended the virtual event.

Figure 1. 2020 Asia Pacific Statistics Week: registered participants by country of origin
Figure 1. 2020 Asia Pacific Statistics Week: registered participants by country of origin

Figure 2. 2020 Asia Pacific Statistics Week: countries and areas with at least 10 registered participants

Figure 2: 2020 Asia Pacific Statistics Week: countries with at least 10 registered participants

Figure 3. 2020 Asia Pacific Statistics Week: registered participants by gender

Figure 3: 2020 Asia Pacific Statistics Week: registered participants by gender

This online Report on the Results of the 2020 Asia Pacific Statistics Week is organized into two major sections as presented in Table 1. Section 1 provides the links to infographics with highlights and feedback on sessions organized within each action areas based on the evaluation forms filled-up by several session participants. The links to session flyers, PowerPoint presentations, abstracts, papers and videos are also provided for quick reference. Section 2 presents the links to: relevant documents for the two plenary sessions; complete list of registered participants; photo gallery; press release; and the event’s main page.

Table 1: Organization of the Report on the Results of the 2020 Asia Pacific Statistics Week

Section 1. Session highlights and feedback
A: Engaging users and investing in statistics?
B: Assuring quality and instilling trust in statistics?
C: Integrated statistics for integrated analysis?
D: Modernizing statistical business processes?
E: Having requisite skills set
Section 2. Links to plenary sessions and other highlights of the virtual event
The Plenary Sessions
Participants
Photo Gallery
Press release
Asia-Pacific Statistics Week (Virtual Event) Main page

Action Area A: Engaging users and investing in statistics

Feedback - Action Area A: Engaging users and investing in statistics

Session/Action Area
Flyer
Session papers/PPT
Watch video
SA1. How can we empower a statistical system to be responsive to users’ needs?
SA2. Innovations in meeting the demand for development data
SA3. Engaging users and data beneficiaries for impact and action by governments and partners

Action Area B: Assuring quality and instilling trust in statistics

Feedback - Action Area B: Assuring quality and instilling trust in statistics

Session/Action Area
Flyer
Session papers/PPT
Watch video
SB1. How can quality be instilled in official statistics?
SB2. Increasing trust in Official Statistics via transparency on results of quality assessments
SB3. Novel approaches to assuring quality and instilling trust in official statistics

Action Area C: Integrated statistics for integrated analysis

Feedback - Action Area C: Integrated statistics for integrated analysis

Session/Action Area
Flyer
Session papers/PPT
Watch video
SC1. Approaches to integrated analysis: use of sound methodologies
SC2. Which way now on the journey towards integrated statistics (1)? Learning from analyses in Pakistan, Indonesia, and perspectives from International Organisations
SC3. Which way now on the journey towards integrated statistics (2)? Learning from analyses in Nepal, Indonesia, Korea, and Malaysia
SC4. Integrated analysis for the 2030 Agenda
SC5. It’s worth investing in integrated statistics for integrated analysis

Action Area D: Modernizing statistical business processes

Feedback - Action Area D: Modernizing statistical business processes

Session/Action Area
Flyer
Session papers/PPT
Watch video
SD1. Six modernization approaches for your statistical business
SD2. Modernisation is a must – six reasons why
SD3. Changing what we do: how national statistical systems are transforming statistical business for the better

Action Area E: Having requisite skills set

Feedback - Action Area E: Having requisite skills set

Session/Action Area
Flyer
Session papers/PPT
Watch video
SE1. Skills for the 21st Century

The Plenary sessions

Session/Action Area
Flyer
Session papers/PPT
Watch video
PS1. A decade of action for the 2030 Agenda: Statistics that leave no one and nowhere behind
PS2. Official Statistics for the 21st century: opportunities under the new normal