The Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP), in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA
), will conduct the Third Group Training Course in Production and Development of Official Statistics in support for National Development including the Achievement of MDGs
, during the period 20 August to 21 December in Chiba, Japan. The course is designed for junior-level statisticians and government officials in national statistical organizations and other related government agencies. In total 25 participants from 15 countries, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Iraq, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa, Syria and Tanzania, will receive the SIAP training in Japan.