More Philippine statistical agencies trained on microdata documentation (Tagaytay City, 5-9 September 2011)
The technical capacity to archive and document surveys was expanded to nine more agencies in the Philippine Statistical System (PSS) with the completion of the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit Training held in Tagaytay City, Philippines on September 5 to 9, 2011. Five (5) surveys and nine (9) administrative-based statistics were documented by 22 participants in the workshop.
A DDI production workshop was held at INEGI from August 29 to September 9, 2011. Participants to the workshop included 45 staff from all units responsible for statistical projects. The workshop was dedicated in its entirety to document several statistical operations identified as critical by INEGI.
Microdata Management Toolkit Training and Production workshop held in Kampala, Uganda 14th-25th August 2011
A “Microdata Management Toolkit training and production workshop” was held in Kampala, Uganda from 14th to 25th August 2011.
The objective of the workshop was to train 10 participants from the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) on the documentation of census and surveys.
The training familiarized participants on how to use the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit and the associated documentation standards; the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI).
A DDI Production Workshop was held in Paro, Bhutan from 22 to 26 August 2011. Participants comprised 16 staff from the National Statistics Bureau (NSB) and the Ministries of Health (MOH), Labour and Human Resources (MOLHR), and Agriculture and Forests (MOAF) who documented 6 surveys during the workshop. The IHSN tools were well appreciated and the representative from MOLHR expressed his intent of recommending the tools to his agency, which conducts surveys.
After the successful conduct of two DDI Production Workshops, Nepal’s Central Bureau of Statistics launched its NADA last 30 June 2011, making available metadata and microdata for 12 of its recent surveys and censuses.
The NADA was officially launched by the Honorable Vice-Chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC) and joined by representatives of various ministries, the academia, research institutions, NGOs and international donor agencies. Also present were representatives from the media which gave the launch some media coverage in the evening news.