The Regional Course on Statistical Business Registers: Making a Business Case for an Operational Statistical Business Register will be conducted from 26 to 30 January 2015 in Perak, Malaysia. The course is organized by the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP), a regional institution of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with the Department of Statistics Malaysia, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Statistics Division of ESCAP.
This regional course aims to provide a platform for demonstrating good practices and exchanging experiences in dealing with challenges and issues in the development, maintenance and use of statistical business registers (SBRs) and for developing a business case for supporting an operational SBR suitable to national contexts.
The target participants of the course are senior and middle level statisticians from national statistical offices whose main responsibilities include the conceptualization, development and maintenance of SBRs; preparation and use of sampling frames for business surveys; or production of statistics from SBRs. Approximately 30 participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong (China), India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Viet Nam are expected to attend the course..