News [2021]

2 and 3 December 2021 | online |
Seventeenth session of the Governing Council of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific
The Governing Council at its sixteenth session requested that the e-learning training modality continue, that more resources be devoted to it and that more of the Institute's training materials and resources be made accessible to users. The council will accordingly in its seventeenth session review the performance of the Institute in this regard and will consider further development of e-learning training materials and methodologies by the Institute.
30 November and 1 December 2021 | Online |
Sixteenth Management Seminar (Webinar) for the Heads of National Statistical Offices in Asia and the Pacific: Transforming Institutions is Transforming People
The Management Seminar aims to strengthen the leadership and management abilities of the heads of national statistical offices by providing a forum to discuss, exchange views and share experiences. The theme of this year’s seminar is "Transforming Institutions is Transforming People". The seminar will identify good practices of leadership and future steps that should be taken to lead agile, resilient and responsible human resources management.
8 November - 17 December 2021 | Online |
e-Learning Course on Machine Learning for Official Statistics and SDG Indicators
The course is designed for personnel working in the field of statistics, whose main responsibilities include data analysis of SDG indicators and related statistics with a specific target on data scientists from NSOs with an experience in both statistical modelling (regression analysis, prediction, classification, ...) and with programming or algorithmic skills. Although no programming will be required to follow and succeed in the course, the pedagogical materials include R code, in the form of reproducible markdown notebooks, as well as some Python resources and code.
8 November - 10 December 2021 | Online |
e-learning course on Sustainable Development Goal 9 (SDG 9): Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
This course is designed to provide a strong foundation for the main pillars of SDG 9, the relationship of this goal and the 2030 Agenda with ISID, including its contribution to building peace and prosperity for all.
Target participants are government statisticians from national statistical offices, Ministry of Industry and Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) who are involved in compiling, disseminating and analyzing statistics and indicators on industry, innovation and infrastructure; conducting policy for industrial growth and attracting investments into their countries.
18 October - 10 December 2021 | Online |
Theory and Practices in Official Statistics for Monitoring SDGs
The program provides training on the principles, processes and systems involved in the production of official statistics, with a particular focus on data and indicators needed to meet the statistics demand emanating from the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. Official statistics are statistics that are produced according to rigorous quality standards and released by government agencies or international organizations to the public. To strengthen capacity of entities belonging to national statistical systems by providing training to statistical staff that increases their knowledge and develops their skills to produce data, apply statistical methods to produce official statistics and indicators and interpret and use these for monitoring progress in achieving the SDGs
27 September - 12 November 2021 | Online |
e-Learning course Foundational course on Statistical Business Register (SBR)
This course is designed to provide a strong conceptual and practical foundation required to build high quality SBRs. This will in turn facilitate the harmonization of integrated economic statistics in terms of coverage, statistical units, and frame methodology.
30 August - 1 October 2021 | Online |
e-Learning Course on Introduction to energy statistics and energy accounts
This course will focus on energy statistics and accounts, as well as some important energy aggregates and indicators (including SDGs). The energy accounts are based on the System for Environmental-Economic Accounting-Energy (SEEA-Energy) which is a multi-purpose conceptual framework for organizing energy-related statistics. It supports analysis of the role of energy within the economy, the state of energy inputs and various energy-related transactions of environmental interest. It is fully consistent with the SEEA Central Framework and follow a similar accounting structure to the System of National Accounts (SNA). By doing so, the SEEA-Energy allows us to develop indicators and conduct analysis on the economy-environment nexus, with a focus on energy.
19 July - 27 August 2021 | Online |
e-Learning Course on International Accounts
This course is designed to create a strong foundation on International Accounts. The objectives of this course are to introduce the core concepts, methods and framework of international accounts and highlight foreign direct investment’s potential contributions to sustainable development.
26 July - 20 August 2021 | Online |
e-Learning Course on Solid Waste Accounting
This course introduces concepts relevant to compiling solid wastes accounts. The topics covered include physical supply and use tables, data sources, and country examples. Webinars will also be held as part of the course to provide an overview of the topics, allow participants to ask questions and share country experiences in compiling solid waste accounts.
19 July - 9 August 2021 | Online | Language: Russian
e-Learning Course on Introduction to the System of National Accounts (SNA 2008)[Введение в систему национальных счетов (СНС 2008)]
The objective of this e-Learning Course is to provide an understanding of the basic concept and framework of the System of National Accounts (SNA 2008) and demonstrate methods and techniques for the compilation of the integrated transaction accounts.
Цель этого электронного курса обучения - дать понимание основной концепции и структуры Системы национальных счетов (СНС 2008) и продемонстрировать методы и приемы составления интегрированных счетов операций. Он предназначен для государственных статистиков младшего и среднего звена, знакомых с СНС или участвующих в сборе и компиляции статистических 2 данных, поддерживающих составление национальных счетов. Этот курс может оказаться полезным для пользователей статистики национальных счетов, не входящих в состав агентства, или тех, кто заинтересован в работе в этой области в будущем.
10-11 and 26-27 May, and 14-15 and 28-29 June 2021 | Virtual Training
Training of Trainers on Gender Statistics for Monitoring the SDGs Virtual Training
The training will provide the opportunity for participants to review and understand key components of the Training Curriculum on Gender Statistics, which is currently being finalized by the Subgroup on Gender Statistics Training: a subsidiary organ of the Network for the Coordination of Statistical Training in Asia and the Pacific.
10 May – 18 June 2021 | Online |
e-Learning Course on In-depth Training on Water Accounts
This course introduces concepts relevant to compiling water statistics and accounts, and the compilation of relevant SDG indicators. The topics covered include physical supply and use tables, asset accounts, valuation and data sources. Three webinars will also be held as part of the course to provide an overview of the topics and allow participants to ask questions. [Language: English & Arabic]
10 – 31 May 2021 | Online | Russian language
e-Learning Course on Official Statistics for SDGs (conducted in the Russian language )
This course introduces fundamental knowledge on official statistics. The course will help you understand how to compile and monitor Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators from official statistics.
Этот курс ознакомит вас с фундаментальными знаниями официальной статистики. Этот курс поможет вам понять, как составлять и отслеживать показатели Целей Устойчивого Развития (ЦУР) из официальной статистики.
12 April – 7 May 2021 | Online
e-Learning Course Introductory Course on Labour Accounts
This course is designed to create a foundation on Labour Accounts. The main objectives of this course are to outline the general principles for compiling a labour account, introduce the International Labour Organization’s four-step process for creating a labour account, and describe the benefits of producing a labour account.
22 March - 28 April 2021 | Online
Compiling National Metadata for the Sustainable Development Goals
This course introduces concepts relevant to compiling metadata at the national level with emphasis on metadata for the SDGs. Among other topics covered, the course provides details on the template for compiling metadata which has been agreed upon at the international level. Two webinars will also be held as part of the course to provide an overview of the topics and allow participants to ask questions.
22 February - 9 April 2021 | Online
e-Learning Course on Disaster related statistics framework
This course aims to build national capacities for the compilation of disaster related statistics for enhancing disaster management and promote the risk-informed sustainable development in the countries. The course also aims to facilitate national monitoring and reporting on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It introduces concepts relevant to compiling disaster related statistics
13 January - 24 February 2021 | Online
e-Learning Course on Principles of Data Visualization for Official Statistics and SDG Indicators
This course introduces data visualization as a tool to produce high-quality graphics for monitoring official statistics and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators.
The course provides an opportunity for participants to explore and comprehend the techniques of data visualization for exploration as well as for dissemination. Participants will discover, evaluate and apply the rules of data visualization on devoted cases studies and tackle the problem of visualizing complex data. The course proposes also strategies for visualizing in multi-dimensions as well as practical methods for representing statistical indicators on maps or with dashboards.
6 January - 12 February 2021 | Online
e-Learning Course on Compiling climate change indicators: an accounting approach
This course introduces concepts relevant to compiling indicators that inform climate change. The topics covered include among others: climate change policies and indicators; energy and air emission accounts; and, data sources. Two webinars will also be held as part of the course to provide an overview of the topics and allow participants to ask questions. Following the completion of the course and depending on resource availability, in-kind support will be provided to countries interested in the compilation of climate change indicators that will be introduced and discussed during the course.
12 - 22 January 2021 | Video Learning
25 - 28 January 2021 | Remote Training

Online Training of Training of Trainers on Telephone Surveys
Participants are expected to contribute to capacity building on telephone surveys in their countries, and also preferably in their neighboring countries in their region. This training course would help countries conduct high-quality telephone surveys during the current pandemic as well as afterwards, as National Statistical Offices increasingly adopt to new modes of data collection.
The training will bring together statisticians from member countries of the Network for the Coordination of Statistical Training in Asia and the Pacific.