Special Session 38

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Title of session: The Statistics Code of Practice for the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) South countries and its implementation - examples and practice

Chair: Claudia Junker

Room: S3A Barbakan

Time: 08:30 - 10:00

Date: 29 June

Session 38 - papers & presentations

Presenting AuthorAbstract
Mohsen Hajjej
e-mail: Hajjej.Mohsen@gmail.com
Title: <<< Implementation of the Tunisian Statistical Charter and linkage with the Statistics Code of Practice for the European Neighbourhood South countries >>>
After the revolution of 2011, Tunisia underwent major political, economic and social changes, including progress in terms of democratic transition with the adoption of a new Constitution that ensure the right of access to information. The National Statistical System is facing many new challenges, such as the increase in data demands at the national and regional levels, the improvement of data quality and the dissemination activities in accordance with international standards. A twining program started at the beginning of 2016 for two years to develop the NSS through a partnership with the European Union. Among the main objectives of this program are:
- The adoption of a new statistical law.
- The implementation of the Tunisian Statistical Charter (TSC), based on the other frameworks (African Charter on Statistics, Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, CoP-ENP SC) and approved as a national framework organizing statistical activities, in order to provide information with quality that meet the user’s needs.
- The revision of the organization chart of the INS-Tunisia, setting up of a methodology and Quality unit.
- A Roadmap for the preparation of the ISO certification.
The paper will review the context of the TSC and its linkage with the other frameworks (ACS, CoP-ENP SC, UN FPOS), as well as the contents of the TSC, focus on the components of implementation action plan. Will present also the challenges of TSC implementation, the work done for the establishment of the quality unit, the implementation of the ISO and GSBPM on the pilot operation will be also detailed.
Duraid Shawawreh
e-mail: Duraid.Shawareh@DOS.GOV.JO
Title: <<< Implementation of the Statistics Code of Practice in Jordan (Good practices and vision) >>>
The General Statistics Law No. (12) Of 2012 establishes the role and responsibilities of the Department of Statistics in Jordan.
The Law has been broadly effective in supporting the Department’s independent statistical activity noting that the Department implements a range of activities in appropriate ways; the external stakeholders hold the Department of Statistics, including its de facto professional independence, in high regard. According to the law, ministries and institutions planning to conduct surveys should seek the advice and permission of the Department before they may do so. The coordination and cooperation role of it is clearly defined in the General Statistics Law of 2012. For most Statistical activities, the Department of Statistics coordinates through ad hoc committees that bring together users and producers in addition to other stakeholders. Moreover, any unofficial body that plans to collect and disseminate statistics on behalf of another body must obtain written permission from the Director General of the Department of Statistics. The statutory provisions for the protection of confidentiality by the Department of Statistics staff are consistent with the Statistics Code of Practice for the ENP-South countries. The Department of Statistics has achieved a high level in terms of technological progress and speed. It uses tablets (equipped with mobile chips) as a collection tool instead of the paper questionnaire. Our paper looks at these good practices as well as the vision of the Department of Statistics in relation to future work which is to draw a road map that ensures producing high quality statistical products.
Daliah Shahin
e-mail: dshaheen@pcbs.gov.ps
Title: <<< Importance of Implementing EFQM Model for Official Statics Institutes: PCBS Experience >>>
This paper demonstrates how PCBS worked hard to fulfill the requirements of the certificate of “Committed to Excellent-C2E” delivered by EFQM, as a part of its efforts to develop comprehensive framework for the management of its operations according to international standards, this has been done to compete globally, and improve performance. The contribution of the paper is to explore an overview of EFQM model and the concept (EFQM model standards, Fundamental Concepts and RADAR Logic) and to highlight the concept of Excellence, Importance of applying EFQM model and the approach followed. It will also show the advantages and benefits of applying EFQM model such as: Comprehensive framework for improvement, improvement of quality, optimizing resources and will explain difficulties and challenges faced PCBS in applying EFQM model. In addition to that, there is an overview of self-assessment process has been implemented in accordance with the European EFQM Excellence Model it had been successfully conducted based on the principles and standards of excellence derived from the European Model and its evaluation-by RADAR. Throughout this process, the current situation of PCBS was diagnosed in comparison with standards of excellence to identify gaps and determine aspects of opportunities as way to develop PCBS and its methodologies in order to achieve PCBS mission and goals; we will show the projects resulted from the self- assessment as opportunities for improvement. Finally the paper shows PCBS intention and its future steps towards continuing the way to achieve higher levels of excellence and sustainability.
Mohamed Salimi
e-mail: m.salimi@hcp.ma
Title: <<< Strengthening of data quality with limited resources: the case of the statistical database of the High Commission for Planning, Morocco >>>
This paper will present an innovative project in the field of modernization of the process of the statistical production and dissemination with the objective of strengthening the data quality. It consists on the reverse of the approach used to collect, process, compile and disseminate statistical data. Concretely, instead of the current approach which adopts the following chronological order: data collection, treatment, dissemination and the update of the Statistical Data Base, the new approach is based on a new logic: Data collection, treatment, validation and update of SDB then automatic generation of dissemination products. To establish this model plan required a redesigning of our SDB by, among other improvements, building it on indicators-basis instead of series-basis and developing a module for generating automatically the publication “Morocco in figures” and an SDMX module for exchanging data on indicators, including MDGs, with the UNSD. The new tool will serve as well to exchange data automatically on SDG indicators. In addition, the new database offers the possibility to disseminate data on the intranet and the web for users. The paper will explain the problems faced, how they were fixed and the benefits in terms of data quality and in rationalizing used resources and discuss challenging specific objective to reach is to use SDMX for collecting data from the maximum of line ministries directly to the new SDB, completing the automation of the overall process in a context of reduced staff and resources and where ITs provide revolutionary solutions aiming to ameliorate the quality of the data.

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