Joint ADB/ESCAP SDMX Capacity Building Initiative: Meeting with the National Statistical Office of Thailand (NSO), the Bank of Thailand (BOT) and the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB)

Date: 
28 Apr 2014 to 30 Apr 2014
Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand

A discussion organized on 28-30 April 2014 between the National Statistical Office of Thailand (NSO), the Bank of Thailand (BOT) and the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), ADB and ESCAP to review strategies for the implementation of the ADB-ESCAP Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) Capacity Building Initiative.

The purpose of the discussion, involving the National Statistical Office of Thailand (NSO), the Bank of Thailand (BOT) and the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) staff from the IT and dissemination divisions as well as staff from the substantive divisions (national account, balance of payment statistics), was to identify expectations, needs and priorities of the National Statistical Office of Thailand (NSO), the Bank of Thailand (BOT) and the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB). ADB and ESCAP introduced the SDMX capacity building initiative and provided information on SDMX standards, guidelines and tools. Participants discussed methodological, IT and institutional aspects relevant to the implementation of SDMX standards and tools and developed an action plan for the achievement of the project’s objectives.