Regional Training on Producing Register-based Population Statistics in Developing Countries e-Learning Module

[(Online): 23– 27 September 2013 Face-to-Face Module: 27-31 October 2013, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran]

Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) organized the face-to-face (F2F) module of a blended [e-learning followed by F2F] regional training on “Producing Register-based Population Statistics in Developing Countries” during 27-31 October 2013 in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. The regional course was organized jointly by SIAP and UNFPA, in collaboration with Statistical Centre of Iran (SCI) and support from Statistics Norway. The e-learning module provided basic information and statistical background essential for understanding the rationale, objectives and preconditions for producing register-based population statistics while F2F module focused on fundamental steps in establishing a register-based statistical system and statistical methods for producing register-based population statistics. Twenty six middle/senior level statisticians from national statistical offices, agencies responsible for producing registers, and UNFPA country offices of five countries (China, Islamic Republic of Iran, Maldives, Thailand, Timor-Leste) gathered and (a) discussed the use of administrative sources for improving availability and quality of population statistics; (b) identified basic requirements and assessed feasibility of structuring a register-based population statistics system in their country; and (c) learnt basic statistical methods for producing population statistics from administrative sources.