Seminar on developing the capacity to produce economic statistics, including national accounts in accordance with the 2008 SNA,
in the Asian and Pacific region
Jointly organized by: United Nations Statistics Division
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok, 10-13 October 2011
Last update: 14 September 2012
The purpose of the seminar was to develop an implementation plan for the strategy for improvement of the capacity of countries in the Asian and Pacific region to produce economic statistics, including national accounts in accordance with 2008 SNA, of good quality and coverage.
The seminar consists of two parts:
Part 1 aims at providing an overview of the global initiatives for the implementation of the 2008 SNA and tools for developing a national implementation plan for the 2008 SNA within the framework of improving economic statistics.
Part 2 aims at developing the implementation plan for the Regional programme for the improvement of the capacity of countries in the Asian and Pacific region to produce economic statistics including the capacity to produce national accounts in accordance with 2008 SNA.
The seminar concluded with a session aimed at bringing the results of the two parts together to ensure that plans for implementing the 2008 SNA and the Regional Programme were consistent and mutually reinforcing, effectively incorporating national implementation plans for the 2008 SNA into the regional implementation plan.
Report of the Seminar
List of Participants
Overview of the Regional Programme
Agenda item 1 - Opening of the meeting: Objectives, organization, and administrative matters
Agenda item 2 - Setting the framework
Global 2008 SNA implementation strategy
Progress on the implementation programme for the System of National Accounts, 2008 and supporting statistics
Background document to the Progress on the implementation programme for the System of National Accounts, 2008 and supporting statistics
Strategy for improving the capacity to produce economic statistics in the region