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Sixth Session of OIC Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom)
 
Date : 05-06 November 2016 Venue : Konya Turkey

The Sixth Session of the Statistical Commission of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-StatCom) was organised by SESRIC in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) on 5-6 November 2016 in Konya, Republic of Turkey with the participation of 65 delegates from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 34 OIC Member Countries, including Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, and Uganda, and regional, supranational and international organizations including OIC General Secretariat, SESRIC, IDB, Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Alliance, Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO), Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), Statistical Centre for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCCStat), International Labour Organisation (ILO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA).

The Sixth Session was inaugurated with the Welcoming Remarks of SESRIC, IDB, OIC General Secretariat, and Indonesia as the Chair of the OIC-StatCom Bureau for the Biennium 2015-2016. In his welcoming remarks, HE Ambassador Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General of SESRIC, stated that the NSOs are indispensable building blocks of decision making processes, which have the potential identify the “development inputs” and accordingly affect the “development outcomes”. By giving examples from the recent activities and projects undertaken by SESRIC, he added that SESRIC - as the responsible subsidiary organ and main focal point of the OIC for the issues related to statistics – contributes to the efforts of the OIC Member Countries in leveraging their statistical capacities vis-à-vis the data and monitoring requirements of the Sustainable Development Indicators (SDGs) Indicator Framework by bringing about synergies with the regional and international agencies. The Director General of SESRIC also underlined that the agenda items of the annual session of OIC-StatCom have been shaped together with the inputs of the OIC Member Countries which is an indication of the ownership exhibited by the OIC Member Countries towards the OIC-StatCom.

In his speech, Dr. Abdul Baquee Muhammad, Representative of the IDB, focused on the new trends at the data landscape through the emergence of big data, Internet of Things, integration of geospatial information gathered from satellite imagery, and better visualisation. The message of the H.E. Acting Secretary General of the OIC to the Sixth Session of OIC-StatCom was read by Mr. Jakhongir Khasanov. Commending the role of OIC-StatCom for contributing to the enhancement and sustaining of statistical capacity building in OIC Member States, he highlighted that both the SDGs and OIC-2025 Programme of Action increased importance of statistical data for better pooling the resources and collective efforts of OIC Member Countries to deliver on the new development agenda. Mr. Sairi Hasbullah, Deputy Chief Statistician for Social Statistics of BPS-Statistics Indonesia delivered the Opening Remarks of Indonesia as the Chair of the OIC-StatCom Bureau for the Biennium 2015-2016. In his speech, Mr. Sairi focused on the current situation of Indonesia National Statistical System related to the MDG and SDG indicators, initiatives of the BPS-Statistics Indonesia concerning modernising the human resources and modern infrastructure system.

The Sixth Session considered and reviewed the activities of the OIC-StatCom Secretariat undertaken since its Fifth Session. Additionally, the representatives of NSOs and international agencies delivered enlightening presentations on the following topics and discussed the possible cooperation schemes in the respective areas:

  • Role of National Statistical Systems in the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals Indicator Framework;
  • Towards More Inclusive Measurement and Monitoring of Broader Development Finance for an Accountable Post-2015 Development Framework; and
  • Modernisation of National Statistical Systems through Architectural Models and Skill Set Expansion of Human Resources.

Based on the Istanbul Declaration of the 2010 Meeting of the National Statistical Organisations (NSO), OIC Member Countries agreed to organise their annual meetings under the umbrella of OIC-StatCom. SESRIC acts as the OIC-StatCom Secretariat, which aims to create a platform for exchanging experiences and best practices among OIC Member Countries to build effective statistical capacity building at the OIC level since 2011.

Documents

Reports

Implemented and Planned Activities of the OIC-StatCom

  • Progress Report on “OIC Statistical Capacity Building (STATCAB) Programme” (English) (Arabic) (French)

  • Progress Report on “Improving Statistical Capacities of OIC Member Countries in Poverty Statistics” (English) (Arabic) (French)
  • Progress Report on “Improving Capacities of OIC Member Countries in Tourism Statistics” (English) (Arabic) (French)
  • Progress Report on “OIC Accreditation and Certification Programme for Official Statisticians (OIC-CPOS)” (English) (Arabic) (French)
  • Progress Report on “Integration of the ‘Tobacco Questions for Surveys’ into the National Surveys in Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States” (English) (Arabic) (French)
  • Progress Report on “OIC Islamic Financial Industry Database” (English) (Arabic) (French)
    • Survey on the Project of Islamic Finance Industry Database for OIC Member Countries (English)
  • Progress Report on “Peer Reviews for National Statistical Offices (NSOs) in the OIC Member Countries (OIC-Peer)” (English) (Arabic) (French)
  • Workshop on the “Impact of Post-2015 Development Agenda on Education Statistics” (English) (Arabic) (French)

Opening Session

  • Welcome Speech of HE Amb. Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General, SESRIC (English)
  • Opening Remark of Dr. Abdul Baquee Muhammad, Senior Statistician, Economic Research and Policy Department, IDB (English)
  • Message of H.E. Acting Secretary General of the OIC (English)
  • Opening Remark of Mr. Sairi Hasbullah, Deputy Chief Statistician for Social Statistics, BPS-Statistic Indonesia (English)

Presentations

Implemented and Planned Activities of the OIC-StatCom

  • Overview of Activities of the OIC-StatCom Secretariat since the Fifth Session of OIC-StatCom, SESRIC (English)

The Role of NSSs in the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals Indicator Framework

  • Moving from MDGs to SDGs: Prospects and Challenges for OIC Countries and Tendency Survey on SDG Priorities of OIC Member Countries, SESRIC (English)
  • Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics in the Context of Sustainable Development Goals, UNESCWA (English)
  • Afghanistan and Sustainable Development Goals, Afghanistan (English)
  • The Role of State Statistical Committee in the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan (English)
  • The Role of NSSs in the Implementation of SDGs, Cameroon (French)
  • Sustainable Development Goals, Egypt (English)
  • Nationalisation of SDGs in the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyz Republic (English)
  • The Role of DOSM in the Implementation of SDG Indicator Framework, Malaysia (English)
  • Role of NSSs in the Implementation of SDGs Indicator Framework: A Preview of Initiatives by Pakistan, Pakistan (English)
  • Organizational and State Change within the Priorities of Implementation SDGs, Palestine (English)
  • Sustainable Development Goals: A Chance to Empower Turkey's Statistical System, Turkey (English)

Towards More Inclusive Measurement and Monitoring of Broader Development Finance for an Accountable Post-2015 Development Framework

  • Towards More Inclusive Measurement and Monitoring of Broader Development Finance, OECD (English)
  • Mobilizing and Monitoring Resources for Statistical Activities, Indonesia (English)
  • Towards More Inclusive Measurement and Monitoring of Broader Development Finance for an Accountable Post-2015 Development Framework: TIKA's approach to sDGs 2030 and TOSSD Agenda, Turkey (English)

Modernisation of National Statistical Systems through Architectural Models and Skill Set Expansion of Human Resources

  • Statistical Architecture Models and Human Resources Management for National Statistical Offices in the Post-2015 Period, UNECE (English)
  • DDI and Its Role in Modernizing Official Statistics, DDI Alliance (English)
  • Modernisation of the European Statistical System: The ESS Vision 2020, Eurostat (English)
  • Big Data and Big Opportunities, IDB (English)
  • Reforming National Statistical System by Utilizing Statistical Business Framework Architecture, Indonesia (English)
  • Tunisian Statistics System: Modernisation Processes, Tunisia (French)

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