|Title||Statistics Korea's Official Development Assistance Programs in 2018|
Statistics Korea’s Official Development Assistance Programs in 2018
In 2018, Statistics Korea is implementing bilateral ODA projects with Laos, Colombia and Azerbaijan and multilateral programs with UNESCAP, OECD and Statistics Netherlands.
Statistics Korea is going to build a computerized statistical lecture room in the newly-built headquarters of the Lao Statistics Bureau (a.k.a. LSB) in Vientiane that will contain computers and other lecture equipment. The provision of the lecture room is coupled with training programs on economic statistics, social statistics and statistical information technologies, which are expected to improve the LSB staff’s capability for statistical production. In addition, computers and other office equipment are provided to the LSB headquarters and its regional offices.
Statistics Korea’s project with Colombia in 2018 aims at establishing the protocol for the use of administrative data for statistical purposes. The National Administrative Department of Statistics (a.k.a. DANE) is trying to develop statistical methodologies to use administrative data to meet the increased demand for official statistics. Statistics Korea is trying to support DANE by sharing its knowledge and experience in the statistical use of administrative data.
For Azerbaijan, Statistics Korea is going to provide a statistical information service system similar to its renowned Korean Statisticsl Information System (a.k.a. KOSIS). To establish such a system, software and IT equipment necessary for the project is going to be provided to the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan (a.k.a. SSC), as well. Statistics Korea is also going to train SSC’s IT staff so that they can manage the system on their own after the project is completed.
Other than the bilateral projects, Statistics Korea’s ODA programs include international workshops for developing nations in cooperation with international statistical organizations or national statistics offices of developed nations. This year, three training programs with SIAP (UNESCAP) and one workshop with Statistics Netherlands are being planned. Statistics Korea also contributes to SIAP (UNESCAP) and PARIS21 (OECD) for international cooperation in developing statistical capacity building for other nations.