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01 February 2021 | Open meeting

Stats Cafe no. 28

This session of the Stats Café was jointly organized by UNESCAP and the Intersecretariat Working Group on Household Surveys.

About the session

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a range of impacts to statistical operations including abruptly stopping face to face data collections. Many National Statistical Office turned to telephone or web interviews to maintain time series continuity and monitor the health and socio-economic impact of the pandemic. Using alternative modes however, raises issues of time series comparability due to possible mode effects.

This Café discussed mode effect assessment methodologies, lessons learned during COVID-19 with alternative modes of data collection, the potential of a “mixed mode” approach moving forward, and elements to consider for a cost effective data collection mode that produces high quality data.

Introduction to the session

  • Ms Haoyi Chen, Coordinator, Intersecretariat Working Group on Household Surveys (ISWGHS)

Speakers

  • Noraliza Mohamad Ali, Head of Employment Unemployment Division, Malaysian Bureau of Labour Statistics, Department of Statistics Malaysia
  • Seo young Kim, Director, Statistics Korea, (Technical Advisor for UNFPA Population and Development Branch)
  • Christopher Hoy, Economist (Young Professional) in Poverty & Equity Global Practice World Bank
  • Wilma Guillen, Assistant National Statistician, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

Moderator

  • Gemma Van Halderen, Director, Statistics Division, ESCAP

Moderator

Gemma Van Halderen
Gemma Van Halderen
Former Director of the Statistics Division
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Ms. Gemma Van Halderen is the Director of Statistics Division in ESCAP. Her work is to improve the use of statistics for evidence-based decision making and to develop and disseminate quality statistics for inclusive, sustainable and resilient societies in the ESCAP region. Gemma has extensive experience with the global statistical system through the UN Statistical Commission and UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management.

Introduction to the session

Haoyi Chen
Haoyi Chen
Coordinator Inter-Secretariat Working Group on Household Surveys
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Haoyi Chen is the Coordinator of the Inter-Secretariat Working Group on Household Surveys. Before she joined the current position in September 2019, she led the programme on international migration statistics at the UN Statistics Division. She has also worked on various statistical areas including gender statistics, population censuses, civil registration and vital statistics. She holds a Ph.D degree in Statistics from the University of Florida.

Speakers

Noraliza Mohamad Ali
Noraliza Mohamad Ali
Head of Employment Unemployment Division, Malaysian Bureau of Labour Statistics, Department of Statistics Malaysia
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Seo-young Kim
Seo-young Kim
Director, Statistics Korea (Technical Advisor for UNFPA Population and Development Branch)
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Christopher Hoy
Christopher Hoy
Economist (Young Professional) in Poverty & Equity Global Practice, World Bank
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Wilma A. Guillen
Wilma A. Guillen
Assistant National Statistician, Philippine Statistics Authority
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Title Speaker/Presenter PPT
Briefing about the session Haoyi Chen (ISWGHS)
Malaysia’s Labour Market Information: Accelerating Improvement Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Noraliza Mohamad Ali (Malaysia)

The Household Finance and Living Conditions Survey operation against Covid19: Challenges and Implications Seo young Kim (Statistics Korea/ Currently working for the UNFPA)
Mode Effects in a Mobile Phone Survey on COVID -19 in Papua New Guinea: Issues & Mitigation strategies Christopher Hoy (World Bank)
Adapting Household Survey Data Collection in Challenging Situations: The Philippine experience Wilma A Guillen (Philippines)

for more information, please contact

Statistics Division +66 2288 1234 [email protected]