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14 June 2021

Virtual meeting
Bangkok, Thailand

Open meeting

Stats Cafe no. 40

The Asia-Pacific Stats Café Series on "Building Sustainable Statistical Business Registers" was held on Monday, 14 June 2021, 14:00-15:30 hours (GMT+7). 

Statistical business registers (SBRs) have been a core feature in many countries' national statistical systems. Statistical business registers come in many shapes and sizes, but ultimately serve as a repository of data on enterprises from various data sources for use in statistical purposes. Developing SBRs that can respond to disruptive shifts in the economy requires long-term strategic planning and continued commitments from the National Statistics Office (NSO) and their data providers. Enhancing the relevance of SBRs hinges on improving its timeliness and coverage, and increasing capacity to be integrated with administrative systems and other statistical infrastructure.

14 Jun 2021
14:00
14:05
Opening remarks and moderator

Ms. Rikke Munk Hansen, Chief of the Economic and Environment Statistics Section, UNESCAP

14:05
14:20
Statistical Business Register (STATBUS)

Speakers:

  • Ms. Anne Abelsæth, IT Specialist, Statistics Norway
14:20
14:35
  • Mr. Michael Biddington, SBR Expert, Australian Bureau of Statistics
14:35
14:50
  • Mr. Albert San Juan, Web Developer Consultant, Asian Development Bank
14:50
15:05
  • Mr. Carsten Boldsen,, Chief of Economic Statistics Section, UNECE
15:05
15:10
Country experience (Discussant)

Ms. Salika Chanthalavong, Deputy Director-General, Lao Statistics Bureau

15:10
15:30
Open Forum/Questions

Ms. Rikke Munk Hansen, Chief of the Economic and Environment Statistics Section, UNESCAP

Asia-Pacific Stats Café Series: Building Sustainable Statistical Business Registers
Rikke Munk Hansen
Rikke Munk Hansen
Chief, Economic and Environment Statistics Section, Statistics Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
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Rikke Munk Hansen is the Chief, Economic and Environment Statistics Section, Statistics Division, ESCAP. Currently, she is the Co-Chair of the newly stablished Inter Agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on disaster-related statistics.  She has worked with sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific during the past 21 years, including on statistics, the energy sector, and programme management and evaluation. Rikke manages ESCAP’s work on economic and environment statistics, including its efforts to develop guidance on disaster-related statistics. Rikke holds a Master’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Aalborg University, Denmark and the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

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Anne Abelsæth
Anne Abelsæth
IT Specialist Statistics Norway
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Anne Abelsæth is an IT specialist who has been working in the Department for International Cooperation at Statistics Norway for 15 years, including 4 years living in Albania and Kyrgyzstan, respectively. Working on statistical business registers in partner institutions has been one of her main assignments. After repeatedly being asked to assist in this field, she saw the need for a re-usable system and had a generic Statistical Business Register – STATBUS - developed. 

Michael Biddington
Michael Biddington
SBR Expert, Australian Bureau of Statistics
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Michael Biddington is a statistician at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. He previously worked for 3 and a half years as a statistician in the Economic and Environment Statistics Section, Statistics Division, ESCAP. Where he implemented and managed technical assistance projects as part of the Regional Programme on Economic Statistics (RPES). His primary experience in both the ABS and UNESCAP has been on Statistical Business Registers (SBRs). He has a master’s in economics from the University of Melbourne.

Albert San Juan
Albert San Juan
Web development consultant, Asian Development Bank
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Albert C. San Juan is a web development consultant in Asian Development Bank (ADB). He is responsible for the development, implementation, and continuous enhancement and maintenance of the Statistical Business Register (SBR) system. Apart from the SBR system development, he also assists in the improvement of ADB Key Indicators and Basic Statistics database systems. He has extensive experience in data warehousing and developing information systems. 

Carsten Boldsen
Carsten Boldsen
Chief of Economic Statistics Section, UNECE
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From 1988 to 2005 worked in Statistics Denmark in social and economic statistics. Since 2005, Chief of Economic Statistics Section of the UNECE Statistical Division. External lecturer in economics and statistics at Copenhagen University, Denmark.

Salika Chanthalavong
Salika Chanthalavong
Deputy Director-General, Economic Statistics Department, Lao Statistics Bureau
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She is a Deputy Director of Economics Department, Lao statistics bureau. She joined Lao Statistics Bureau in 2002. She holds a Masters in International Economics Development from the Australia National University . She is in charge of National Accounts Division and Prices Division and is also involved in compilation of Statistical Business Registers.

 

Title Speaker/Presenter
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Developing the Statistical Business Registers Carsten Boldsen, Chief of Economic Statistics Section, UNECE
Introduction to STATBUS (STATistical BUSiness register) Anne Abelsæth, IT Specialist Statistics Norway
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Key lesson from developing CSO SBR Michael Biddington, SBR Expert, Australian Bureau of Statistics
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Building the ADB SBR System Albert San Juan Consultant, Data for Development Statistics and Data Innovation Unit, ERCD Asian Development Bank
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