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), and the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) will jointly conduct the Second Regional training Course on the national Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) for Asia-Pacific from 17 to 19 December 2015, at SIAP Headquarters, Chiba, Japan.
The training course is geared towards introducing participants to the new NSDS guidelines developed by PARIS21 specifically on the design and implementation processes, and links to existing norms, tools and good practices. It will likewise provide an overview of the Sustainable Development Goals and the survey planning and costing tool designed to aid in financing the implementation of the NSDS. The training course aims to strengthen the capacity of senior managers of national statistical offices responsible for strategic planning.
Following countries are expected to participate in the course now: Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, and Timor-Leste.