This is the report of the Committee on Information and Communications Technology, for the Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Fourth session, held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 14 to 16 October 2014.
Draft recommendations to be submitted to the leaders of the Asian and Pacific national statistical systems at the fourth session of the Committee on Statistics on:
- How best to formulate a regional position on the requirements of the post-2015 development agenda for national statistical systems, including the role of the latter in the development of a regional monitoring and accountability framework
- Whether the existing regional strategic goals should be adapted, especially in view of the new global development agenda and how
Improvements in data availability and quality require significant investment of resources in order to launch new data collection exercises and expand existing ones, acquire and/or upgrade information technology and other tools that are essential to the efficient functioning of a modern statistical system, recruit and keep competent staff, as well as develop their technical, management and leadership capabilities. In addition, there is need to use existing resources more efficiently.