a result of the subprogramme's efforts to increase
national statistical capacity in Asia and the
Pacific, national statistical systems are able
to produce more coherent data for national and
international users and expand the data collection
to sectors of the society previously not covered
and understood. "
"As a result of the subregional high-level forums on national strategic planning for statistical development, the importance of integrating statistical development in national development planning became more widely recognized. "
"As a result of the
Development Account Project on the Interregional
Cooperation on the Measurement of Informal Sector
and Informal Employment, a multilateral agreement
was reached on the methodology to collect informal
sector data, for the first time, which is documented
in the Unified Data Collection Strategy paper.
As a result of the technical missions and capacity
building activities, the staff are equipped
with the knowledge and expertise to adapt and
implement the unified data collection strategy
in terms of questionnaire and sampling design
and in the case of Mongolia also in data collection.
"Partly as a result of the project on improving disability measurement, which is implemented jointly with WHO, a number of countries plan to include the disability topic in the next round of population censuses, while others already conducted or have plans to conduct disability surveys. "
"A pool of national
experts on disability statistics emerged - providing
a valuable source of regional expertise for
future country-to-country technical support.
SIAP integrated the findings of the project,
including those recorded in the manual in its
training programme. As recommended by the Committee
on Poverty Reduction and other international
and regional forums, a new multi-year project
(2007-09) for the improvement of disability
was developed and has been funded by the United
Nations Development Account. "
"The microdata management project is creating awareness of the importance of documenting and protecting census and survey data sets. In particular, the micro datasets contained in resulting national repositories are easier to use, while the identity of census and survey respondents is protected to the maximum extent possible. "
"The interagency efforts
on advocating the establishment and use of user-friendly
development indicator databases resulted in
new DevInfo databases and upgrades, and a wider
use of them by different data user groups. "
"The advisory missions increased the awareness
in developing countries of the long-term commitment
needed not only to improve data collection but
also to build analytical capacity. "... ...
"The advisory missions on poverty statistics
improved methods for generating, analyzing and
disseminating data on poverty, MDGs, and various
social indicators. They also contributed to
the development of statistical master plans;
to engendering statistical systems through strengthening
participation of women's ministries in statistical
activities, and raising gender awareness in
national statistical systems. "