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11 April 2022, 12:00 - 13:00 Indochina Time / Bangkok | Open meeting

Stats Cafe 7/2022

The Asia-Pacific Stats Café Series on "Demand-driven data planning Tools" was held on Monday, 11 April 2022, 12:00 – 13:00 hours., Bangkok time (GMT+7).


Opening remarks

Rachael Beaven
Rachael Beaven
Director, Statistics Division, ESCAP
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Ms. Beaven has over thirty years of experience in government statistics, in particular data preparation and analysis. She has also worked extensively with governments, multilateral agencies and the statistical community, most notably through the United Nations Statistics Division, ECA, ESCAP, World Bank and Paris21.

Prior to joining SD, Ms. Beaven led the Data for Development Team at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom, where she managed a global portfolio of statistical programmes to build core statistics as well as helped countries modernize their statistical systems. She was also a leading advocate for financing for data and statistics.

Ms. Beaven has provided a wide range of technical support, from improving economic and financial statistics to estimating local population using geospatial data. She is one of the founders of the Inclusive Data Charter, launched at the 2018 High-Level Political Forum, to mobilize political commitments and to advance inclusive and disaggregated data. Ms. Beaven also led a programme on monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals with United Nations Statistics Division and established a data science hub with the Office for National Statistics of the United Kingdom to explore use of data science, in particular geospatial as well as big data, to monitor progress.

Ms. Beaven holds Master’s degrees in Statistical Applications in Business and Government as well as Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Geology.

Speakers

Arman Bidarbakht Nia
Arman Bidarbakht Nia
Head, Statistical Data Management Unit, Statistics Division, ESCAP
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Arman Bidarbakht Nia is the head of Statistical Data Management Unit at UNESCAP-Statistics Division. Arman’s areas of research and professional interest include measures for human development, survey methodology, and micro-econometrics. Prior to joining UN, Arman worked as survey statistician at Statistical Centre of Iran (SCI).

Rajiv Ranjan
Rajiv Ranjan
Lead, PARIS21 Secretariat, Statistics and Data Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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Rajiv Ranjan leads the Innovation Team at the PARIS21 Secretariat. He has over 20 years of international cooperation experience, ranging from digital transformation to statistical capacity development. Rajiv possesses strong expertise in information systems, data technologies, statistics & social sciences and supports National Statistics Offices around the world on data dissemination effectiveness, strengthening data management practices, and NSDS planning process. Before joining PARIS21, Rajiv was an Advisor with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and was seconded to the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda where he significantly improved distribution, uptake and use of data for evidence-based planning and decision making. Rajiv’s experience also includes planning and implementing ICT for Development and e-Government projects as well as supporting the development of organisation-wide Knowledge Management systems.

Rajiv holds a Master’s in Business Administration with specialisation in Information Technology and Management and a Bachelors' degree in Technology.

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Elena Proden
Elena Proden
Senior Specialist, SDGs and Strategic Implementation of the 2030 Agenda at UNITAR
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Gabriel Gamez
Gabriel Gamez
Inter-regional Adviser, Organization and Development of National Statistical Systems, United Nations Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs
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Currently Inter-Regional Adviser, United Nations Statistics Division from 2015 - Present (6 years).

Previous posts:

- Regional Adviser, Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) from 2010 - 2015 (5 years).

- Director of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Statistical Office from 2004 - 2010 (6 years).

- Director of international relations and cooperation, Swiss Federal Statistics Office from 2000 - 2004 (4 years).

Title Speaker/Presenter PPT
Every Policy is Connected (EPiC): Policy and Data Integration to Leave no One Behind Arman Bidarbakht Nia, Head, Statistical Data Management Unit, Statistics Division, ESCAP PPT
ADAPT - Advanced Data Planning Tool Rajiv Ranjan, Lead, PARIS21 Secretariat, Statistics and Data Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) PPT
StaTact  (Statistics Tactics) Elena Proden, Senior Specialist, SDGs and Strategic Implementation of the 2030 Agenda at UNITAR PPT
Make it work for you: how do data planning tools complement each other? Gabriel Gamez, Inter-regional Adviser, Organization and Development of National Statistical Systems, UNSD, DESA PPT

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