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09 August 2021

Virtual meeting
Bangkok, Thailand

Open meeting

Stats Cafe no. 42

The Asia-Pacific Stats Café Series on "Harnessing Time-use Data for Evidence-based Policy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" was held on Monday, 9 August 2021, 12:00-13:00 (GMT+7).

About the Session

Time-use surveys and statistics have become an essential component of the international statistical toolbox since their introduction through social surveys more than a century ago. These surveys provide a detailed time accounting of activities people engage in through their day-to-day lives. Time-use data can offer crucial insights into the formulation and monitoring of gender-responsive public policies and development strategies on a diverse range of areas with  implications for the lives of women, men, girls and boys. Such policy areas include, for instance, addressing constraints faced by women in participating in the labour market, accessing education, training and healthcare; expanding understandings of poverty to encompass the manifestations and implications of “time poverty”; addressing quality and affordability of childcare provision and care of older persons; as well as enhancing benefits for women and girls  through public investment in infrastructure development and basic social services.

While over 30 countries in the Asia-Pacific region have conducted time-use data collection through nearly 100 collection exercises, the use and analysis of the data for policy purposes has been very limited, one reason being the limited awareness of the policy applications of such data.

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Petra Nahmias
Petra Nahmias
Chief, Population and Social Statistics Section, Statistics Division, ESCAP
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Petra Nahmias is Chief of the Population and Social Statistics Section at UNESCAP, having recently taken up this role. She previously led the statistics team at UNHCR, working on a wide variety of statistical and demographic issues related to forced displacement and statelessness. A sociologist-demographer by training, she has further experience in both the international and national statistical systems including the United Nations Population Division, the UK Department for International Development and the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics.

Sharita Serrao
Sharita Serrao
Statistician, Population and Social Statistics Section, Statistics Division, ESCAP
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Sharita Serrao is a Statistician with the Population and Social Statistics Section, Statistics Division, ESCAP. She has over a decade of experience in statistical capacity building in the Asia-Pacific region and leads the Division’s work on gender data and statistics, including gender data communications. Sharita has also been involved in the global and regional work on several other domains including disability, migration and informal sector statistics, policy-data integration and more recently inequality assessments for CRVS. Prior to joining ESCAP, Sharita worked for the United Nations Development Fund for Women, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

Cecilia Tinonin
Cecilia Tinonin
Statistician and Time-Use Surveys Specialist, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
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Samantha Watson
Samantha Watson
Labour Statistician, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
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Md. Mashud Alam
Md. Mashud Alam
Director- Demography and Health Wing, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
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Pan Xuhua
Pan Xuhua
Deputy Director of Social Division, China National Bureau of Statistics
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Budsara Sangaroon
Budsara Sangaroon
Statistical Forecasting Bureau, Social Statistics Analysis Section, Thailand National Statistical Office
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Video: Introduction to Harnessing Time-Use Data for Evidence-based Policy, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Beijing Platform for Action ESCAP Statistics Division
An overview of time-use statistics: relevance, data collection methods and adaptation to crises Cecilia Tinonin, Statistics Specialist, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Developments in the measurement of women's work in Labour Force Surveys Samantha Watson, International Labour Organization
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Time Use Survey 2021: Bangladesh Md. Mashud Alam, Director- Demography and Health Wing, Bangladesh
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Bargaining Power & Household Division of Labour: China Pan Xuhua, China National Bureau of Statistics
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Work life balance and Time use: Lessons from Thailand Budsara Sangaroon, Thailand National Statistical Office
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