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Working Groups
WG1: Statistical Indicators Specific to OIC Member Countries

Referring to the decision of the 2010 Meeting of National Statistical Organisations (NSOs) of the OIC Member Countries, “The Expert Group Meeting on New Indicators” was held on 21-22 December 2010 in Amman, Jordan to discuss the needs and requirements of new indicators specific to the OIC Member Countries. In that meeting, a preliminary framework for the indicators specific to the Islamic Countries was identified. By considering the need to broaden this study, it was decided to establish a working group on “Statistical Indicators Specific to OIC Member Countries” in the First Session of OIC-StatCom. Main objective of this working group identify priority areas specific to the Member Countries, to develop conceptual and methodological background for the selected indicators reflecting common values and behaviour of the Muslim Community. Jordan assumed the role of Lead Country to manage the activities of this working group.

Draft Work Plan

List of the Members of the WG1

Download the SPIN-OIC Survey

WG2: Development of a Strategic Vision for the OIC-StatCom

OIC-StatCom is a new initiative aiming to create a dynamic platform for sharing knowledge and exchange of experiences towards an effective statistical capacity building at the OIC level. Therefore, the delegates who participated in the First Session of OIC-StatCom agreed to set up a working group on “Development of a Strategic Vision for the OIC-StatCom”. Main objective of this working group is to develop a strategic vision defining short, medium and long term activities to achieve the goals of this initiative and to make the Commission work efficiently. Indonesia assumed the role of Lead Country to manage the activities of this working group.

Draft Work Plan

List of the Members of the WG2

Draft Outline for the OIC-StatCom Strategic Vision Document (English) (Arabic) (French)

WG3: Development of a Certification and Accreditation Programme for Statistical Professionals

The Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) of Bahrain proposed in the First Session of the OIC-StatCom to initiate a program on the “Accreditation of Statistical Professionals” specific to OIC Member Countries. It is envisaged that such a well-designed program will help official statisticians to improve their professional competencies and it was decided to establish a working group on “Development of a Certification and Accreditation Programme for Statistical Professionals”. The main objective of this working group is to develop conceptual and methodological background of the accreditation program for professional statisticians working for statistical organisations of the OIC Member Countries. Bahrain assumed the role of Lead Country to manage the activities of this working group.

Draft Work Plan

List of the Members of the WG3

Final Report of OIC-StatCom WG3

TOR of Accreditation Programme

Preliminary Questionnaire CASOP OStat

Report on OStat Case Study and Willingness to Participate by WG3 Members

Report on OStat Process and Requirements

Technical Committees of Experts
TCE1: Islamic Banking and Finance Statistics

The Second Session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom), co-organised by the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) on 13-15 May 2012 in Izmir, Turkey, profoundly reviewed the report and the documents prepared by the Working Group on “Statistical Indicators Specific to OIC Member States”. Due to the extensive scope of the issue, the Commission decided to follow a theme-based priority approach in order to identify a roadmap for depicting the relevant indicators specific to OIC Member Countries. Considering the theme of Islamic Banking and Finance as high priority, it was decided to establish a Technical Committee of Experts (TCE) on “Islamic Banking and Finance Statistics”.


Background Note (English) (Arabic) (French)

Draft Interim Report of the TCE on Islamic Banking and Finance Statistics (English) (Arabic) (French)

TCE2: Executive Work Plan for the Short, Medium and Long Term Implementation of the OIC-StatCom Strategic Vision

The Second Session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom), co-organised by the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) on 13-15 May 2012 in Izmir, Turkey, endorsed the OIC-StatCom Strategic Vision Document prepared by the Working Group on “Development of a Strategic Vision Document for the OIC-StatCom” to guide its future activities. The Commission also decided the establishment of a Technical Committee of Experts (TCE) to develop an “Executive Work Plan (EWP) for the Short, Medium and Long Term Implementation of the OIC-StatCom Strategic Vision”. Indonesia assumed the role of Lead Country to manage the activities of this TCE.


Background Note (English) (Arabic) (French)

List of Members (English)

Draft Progress Report of the TCE on EWP for the Short, Medium and Long Term Implementation of the OIC-StatCom Strategic Vision (English) (Arabic) (French)

Executive Work Plan for the Short, Medium and Long Term Implementation of the OIC-StatCom Strategic Vision (English) (Arabic) (French)

TCE3: Procedural Details of the Accreditation Program for Statistical Professionals in OIC Member States

The Second Session of the OIC-StatCom endorsed the Accreditation and Certification Programme for Official Statistical Professionals in OIC Member States (OStat Program) which was developed under the leadership of the Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) of Bahrain. Furthermore, the Second Session of the OIC-StatCom endorsed the establishment of the Technical Committee of Experts (TCE) to follow up the Procedural Details of the OStat Programme that will be led by the CIO of Bahrain. This TCE works to ensure the full implementation of the Ostat Programme at the OIC level and assists the task team which will be established for the initial level implementation of the OStat Programme.


Background Note (English) (Arabic) (French)

Draft Progress Report of the TCE on Procedural Details of the Accreditation Program for Statistical Professionals in OIC Member States (English) (Arabic) (French)

TCE4: Gender Related Issues

Considering the proposal of National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of United Arab Emirates, the Second Session of the OIC-StatCom agreed to express the common view of the member countries on newly formed themes and indicators such as gender statistics in a coordinated manner so as to enhance studies of global statistical community in these areas by reflecting values of OIC Member Countries. In this regard, the Commission decided to establish a Technical Committee of Experts (TCE) “Gender Related Issues” with an aim to follow up the studies carried out at the international level.

Background Note (English) (Arabic) (French)

List of Focal Points (English) (Arabic) (French)

TCE5: Comprehensive Profile on the Population and Housing Census Experiences and Practices of OIC Member Countries

In accordance with the Resolutions of the Second Session of the OIC-StatCom, this Technical Committee of Experts (TCE) has been set up to define the structure of a comprehensive profile that include all the relevant phases of censuses and to compile the different country experiences and practices from OIC Member Countries.


List of Seminar Participants (English)

Draft Profile on the Population Census Experiences and Practices of OIC Member Countries (English) (Arabic) (French)

Reports of the Fourth Session of OIC-StatCom
Implemented Activities of the OIC-StatCom

Executive Work Plan for the Short, Medium and Long Term Implementation of the OIC-StatCom Strategic Vision (English) (Arabic) (French)

Prioritising Development Goals of the OIC Member Countries under StatCaB Activities (English)(Arabic)

OIC-StatCom Forum: OIC-StatCom Online Knowledge and Experience Sharing Platform (English) (Arabic)

Draft Progress Report of the TCE on Procedural Details of the Accreditation Program for Statistical Professionals in OIC Member States (English) (Arabic) (French)

OIC-CPOS: OIC Accreditation and Certification Programme for Official Statisticians (English) (Arabic) (French)

Outcomes of the Training Programme on “Statistical Database Design and Visualization Tools Development” (English) (Arabic)

Results of the Survey on the UN Minimum Set of Gender Indicators (English) (Arabic)

Outcomes of the Expert Group Meeting on “Islamic Banking and Finance Statistics” (English) (Arabic)

Thematic Session on "Enhancing National Capacities in Poverty Statistics"

Project Summary on “Enhancing National Capacities of OIC Member Countries in Poverty Statistics” (English) (Arabic)

Thematic Session on “Improving Statistical Capacities in Tourism Sector”

Project Summary on “Improving Statistical Capacities of Tourism Sector in Mediterranean and Gulf Regions” (English)(Arabic)

Meetings of TCEs

Venue Date  
Ankara Turkey 25-26 March 2014 OIC – StatCom Expert Group Meeting on Islamic Banking and Finance Statistics
Ankara Turkey 11-12 December 2013 Training Programme on 'Statistical Database Design and Visualization Tools Development'
Ankara Turkey 06-08 March 2013 Seminar on Population and Housing Census Practices of OIC Member Countries
Ankara Turkey 21-22 January 2013 OIC-StatCom Technical Committee of Experts Meeting on Gender Related Issues
Ankara Turkey 12 October 2012 Task Force Meeting on Implementation of OSTAT Programme

 
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