This Stats Brief introduces the work of the Asia-Pacific Expert Group on Disaster-related Statistics to develop statistical guidance on a basic range of disaster-related statistics. The initial focus of the work pertains to disaster occurrences and immediate impacts of disasters. One of the key challenges for improving harmonization of disaster-related statistics is the differences in the use of terminologies in the disaster risk reduction literature and in official statistics.
The Asia-Pacific Statistics Newsletter, Fourth Quarter 2015, provides information on "New Year, New Era for Regional Statistics Development"; update on the areas of work; and announces important events and meetings.
Guidelines for setting and monitoring the goals and targets of the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific
This Stats Brief traces the progress in Asia and the Pacific with reducing maternal mortality since 1990. It outlines the approaches used for estimating maternal mortality and highlights related challenges and limitations. It explains the value of comprehensive civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems as a sustainable data source for calculation of accurate maternal mortality indicators.
Asian and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade 2015 - 2024
The Asian and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade 2015- 2024 was proclaimed at the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and Pacific, held in Bangkok in November 2014. This publication contains the Ministerial Declaration to "Get Every One in the Picture" and the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, which were two key outcomes of the Conference.
This Stats Brief outlines the need to enhance commitments and investments to strengthen gender statistics and indicators in the Asia-Pacific region in order to facilitate monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals and other national, regional and global commitments towards achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Supply and Use Tables are one of the building blocks of economic and environmental accounting and a quality assurance tool for computing reliable GDP figures and other macroeconomic aggregates. This Stats Brief introduces the main concepts and definitions concerning the Supply and Use Framework and gives a snapshot of current compilation of Supply and Use Tables in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Asia-Pacific Statistics Newsletter, Second Quarter 2015, provides information on the "Regional collaboration for statistics development and the post-2015 development agenda"; features an Interview with Mr Ramesh Kolli, former member of the National Statistical Commission, India; provides update on the areas of work; and announces important events and meetings.
This Brief describes a potential statistical framework for analysing energy security. Calculations for a new dashboard of energy resources indicators are presented, using South-East Asia as a case study.