List of documents/presentations on the Topic (iv): Collaboration (Joint Bangkok-Paris session) of the Management of Statistical Information Systems (MSIS 2013), Paris and Bangkok, 23-25 April 2013.
1 and 2 - Big Data (and official statistics), Netherlands
Prepared by Piet Daas and Mark van der Loo, Statistics Netherlands, the Netherlands
3 and 4 - Transformative Opportunities of Implementing a Collaboration Platform in the Government Statistical Service of Hong Kong, China
Prepared by Anthony SK Mak, Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong, China
This was presented at the Bazaar of ideas: Applying the Green Growth approach for basic service delivery and poverty reduction. The presentation talks about a project that delivers incentives for the local communities to actively engage in community forestry activities. The project involves conservation oriented forest-based activities, income support activities (agriculture and micro-enterprise activities) and community-based activities.
The Asia-Pacific region is becoming a significant driver of global economic growth. In 2010, the region’s developing countries grew at a rate of 8.8 per cent compared to 2.7 per cent for the world’s developed economies. In the region, mobile telephony and broadband internet in particular are bringing unprecedented digital opportunities that are transforming societies. However, a number of gaps, particularly in infrastructure, need to be addressed to ensure that these digital opportunities do not engender a digital divide, thereby accelerating regional inequities.
Concerns with high and volatile prices of food and fuel remain at the centre of the policy agenda. Volatility of commodity prices continues to be influenced by fundamentals of demand and supply, but is exacerbated by the financialization of commodity markets. High global liquidity has played an important role in supporting the persistently high prices of oil and globally traded food commodities. The challenge was highlighted by the head of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Mr.