Meeting on the Management of Statistical Information Systems (MSIS 2013)

(Paris, France, and Bangkok, Thailand, 23-25 April 2013)



Abstract: Development of an Asia-Pacific Experts Community on the Modernization of Statistical Information Systems


The third session (December 2012) of the Committee on Statistics decided to “establish a high-level strategic body on modernization of statistical information systems and an expert community to raise awareness and build capacity, particularly related to concepts, methods and standards, to support national modernization efforts”.


The paper will focus on the proposed establishment of the expert community and how best to support it. It will notably introduce options regarding the functioning of the community/network of experts; reviews possible areas of priority for its work; and options to ensure functioning linkages between the expert community and the regional high-level strategic body as well as linkages with the expert community outside the Asia-Pacific region.