Regional and Global Programme on economic and social statistics

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Regional and Global Programme on economic and social statistics. Chris Ryan Regional Advisor on Statistics Statistics Division ESCAP. Presentation Content. Regional initiatives ESCAP Statistics Division are involved in: What they key ones are Where they are at currently - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Regional and Global Programme on economic and social statistics</p> <p>Regional and Global Programme on economic and social statisticsChris RyanRegional Advisor on StatisticsStatistics DivisionESCAP#1Presentation ContentRegional initiatives ESCAP Statistics Division are involved in:What they key ones areWhere they are at currentlyWhat involvement have ASEAN members hadBenefits of involvement to ASEAN membersHow may these initiatives be addressed in the ACSS Strategic Plan 2016-2020?#21. Core set of population and social statistics for Asia-PacificBackgroundEndorsed in 2010 at the 2nd session of the Committee on StatisticsEstablished a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Population and Social StatisticsProvide a strategic directionProvide methodological guidelinesTAG has developed a core set comprising 11 domains:Population (11)- Information &amp; Communication (3)Health (7)- Crime &amp; Justice (7)Income, Wealth &amp; Exp (5)- Family &amp; Community (8)Employment (10)- Culture &amp; Leisure (4)Education &amp; Training (9)- Governance (7)Housing &amp; Infrastructure (7)#31. Core set of population and social statistics for Asia- PacificCore set based on some of the following principlesServe as a benchmark for capturing basic needs for policy makingNot considered to be an exhaustive list but considered most essentialBy agreeing with the core set:member States not committed to deliveruse as a regional guideline to improve national capacityCore set is not prescriptive countries can add statistics </p> <p>Project still in its early daysAim is for member states to be capable of producing the core set by 2020, as per the goal of the Committee</p> <p>TAG and the Secretariat currently working on a Regional Programme to ensure countries have the capacity to develop the core set which will be presented to the Committee in December 2014</p> <p>ASEAN members involved in the TAG include Philippines, Indonesia and SingaporePhilippines involved in a pilot study to investigate gaps in their core set#42. Regional Strategic Plan for the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS)BackgroundIn May 2011, ESCAP adopted a resolution (67/11) on the improvement of CRVS in Asia-PacificIn December 2012, the High-level Meeting (HLM) on the Improvement of CRVS in Asia-Pacific reached consensus on the Regional Strategic PlanEndorsed by the Committee on Statistics (3rd session)In May 2013, ESCAP adopted resolution (69/15) on implementing the outcome of the HLMSupported the endorsement of the Regional Strategic PlanRequested a Ministerial meeting in 2014Establish a Regional Steering GroupMembers include 2 from Philippines, 1 from Malaysia and Lao PDR</p> <p>#52. Regional Strategic Plan for the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS)VisionAll people in Asia-Pacific benefit from universal and responsive CRVS systems that facilitate their rights, and support good governance, health and development</p> <p>Recommendations:2015 2024 be declared the CRVS decadeUniversal civil registration and high quality vital statistics be included in the post-2015 development agendaThe 2014 Asian and Pacific intergovernmental ministerial meeting on CRVS build on current momentum committing to regional action frameworkResources need to be allocated to support the improvement of CRVS systemsAn accountability and monitoring framework be developed</p> <p>#62. Regional Strategic Plan for the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS)GoalsGoal 1: Universal civil registration of births and deathsTarget EG: By 2024, at least .% of births in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered</p> <p>Goal 2: All individuals are provided with legal documentation of civil registration of births and deaths as necessary to claim identity, civil status and ensuing rights Target EG: By 2024, at least .% of all births registered in the territory and jurisdiction are accompanied with the issuance of an official birth certificate that includes, as a minimum, the individuals name, sex, date and place of birth, and name of parent(s) where known</p> <p>Goal 3: Accurate, complete and timely vital statistics (including on causes of death) are produced based on registration records and disseminatedTarget EG: By . (year), annual nationally representative statistics on births disaggregated by age of mother, sex of child, geographic area and administrative subdivision are produced from registration records or, alternatively, other valid administrative data sources</p> <p>#72. Regional Strategic Plan for the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS)Ministerial Meeting in November, 2014Bangkok on 24-28 NovemberObjectives:Agreement on priorities for improving CRVS in Asia-PacificCommitment to accelerate and focus the efforts of governments and development partners to achieve universal and responsive CRVS systems in all Asian and Pacific countriesExpected Outcomes:A Ministerial Declaration on CRVSEndorsement of a monitored and time-based Regional Action Framework for 2015-2024 to support Ministerial Declaration with action areas and national targets under the three goalsFormalization of the CRVS Partnership of development partners in the Asia-Pacific RegionCo-organized by ESCAP, UNICEF, UNDP, UNHCR, UNFPA, WHO, ADB and Plan International#83. Core set of economic statisticsBackgroundESCAP given mandate to develop a core set of indicators by the Committee on Statistics at its 1st session (Feb 2009)Technical Advisory Group (TAG) established in August 2009Develop a Regional Programme for the development of economic statisticsASEAN Secretariat and Indonesia involvedThe Regional Programme and core set were subject to discussion between global, regional, sub-regional and national partners:An Expert Group Meeting, Sept 2009A Workshop to Develop a Regional Programme for improving Economic Statistics, Dec 2009TAG holding back-to-back meetings with both#93. Core set of economic statisticsBackground (cont)Steering Group for the Regional Programme on Economic Statistics (SGRPES) was endorsed by the Committee on Statistics at its second meeting in Dec 2010Current members of SGRPES include Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam (with ASEAN Secretariat involvement)Capacity screening has been taking place since the establishment of the SGRPES for most Member States in Asia-Pacific9 of the 10 ASEAN members participated in the screening</p> <p>#103. Core set of economic statistics (cont)The core set addresses the following 7 domains:Prices &amp; Costs (7)Demand &amp; Output (10)Income &amp; Wealth (6)Money &amp; Banking (3)Government (2)Labour Market (2)Natural Resources &amp; the Environment (1)</p> <p>For each indicator within a domain, a recommended frequency of reporting has been provided by the SGRPES#113. Core set of economic statistics (cont)Important things to note about the work of the RPES:Member States are not obliged to produce the entire Core Set it shall be used as a reference for capacity developmentThree implementation phasesPhase 1 (2013-2014): Capacity Screening, Fundraising &amp; Development of Eco Stats action plansPhase 2 (2015-2017): Accelerated regional and country level implementationPhase 3 (2018-2020): Consolidating national and regional efforts to achieve the programme effort</p> <p>#12Benefits to ASEAN membersEnables comparisons across a wider communityAssists the provision of statistical capacity buildingMobilize donor support by identifying opportunities for greater return on investment Creates an environment where countries can share a best practiceDevelop a range of concrete tools and actions that will assist countries in developing their capacity</p> <p>#13ESCAP would like to request that ..the Strategic Plan for the Establishment of the ACSS, 2016-2020 makes reference to these Regional Initiatives where applicable</p> <p>Given that</p> <p>The ASEAN community has been heavily involved in the Regional Initiatives outlined in this presentation+A) Core sets for both Economic and Population/Social are guidelines for Member States to follow not prescriptiveB) Targets set by Member States for the CRVS are determined by the Member State+Obvious benefits to ASEAN members by adopting these Regional Initiatives123#</p>

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