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NADA 3.0 Training for Regional IT Specialists, Washington DC - 22 June to 25 June 2010

Tue, 06/29/2010

The IHSN, as part of the implementation of the PARIS21/Accelerated Data Program (ADP),
conducted a 4 day National Data Archive 3.0 (NADA 3.0) training workshop in Washington DC from 22 June to 25.

Philippines Bureau of Agricultural Statistics launches its NADA named BEANS (29 June 2010)

Tue, 06/29/2010

The third Philippines’ data archive was launched by the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) at the Imperial Palace Suites in Quezon City on 29 June 2010. Tagged with a very catchy name, BEANS which stands for BAS Electronic Archive and Network Services, the archive includes the documentation of 23 surveys. BAS Assistant Director Maura Lizarondo, in her opening remarks, calls the ADP an opportunity for the Bureau and they have no regrets engaging in this endeavour, though they had to go through a difficult process at a time when they had so many concerns.

National Data Archive Launched by the Philippine Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics

Wed, 06/16/2010

The second Philippine Data Archive was launched by the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES) in a well-attended program at the Pavilion Hotel in Manila on 08 June 2010. Named the BLES Electronic Archived Microdata System, or BEAMS for short, it includes the documentation of 27 surveys and administrative data system. In her brief presentation, BLES OIC-Director Teresa Peralta, explained how the Accelerated Data Program helped bring to reality its plan to archive the growing volume of data in the Bureau.

IHSN Toolkit in SIAP’s ICT Course (Chiba, Japan, 7-10 June 2010)

Thu, 06/10/2010

The IHSN Toolkit was one of the software included in the 1st Group Training Course in Application of Information Management and Related ICT for Official Statistics conducted by the UN Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) in Chiba, Japan. This is the second SIAP course to include the Toolkit. The course has 23 participants coming from 14 countries, namely: Armenia, Azerbaijan (2), Cook Islands, Ethiopia (2), India (3), Kosovo, Rwanda (2), Samoa (2), Solomon Islands (2), Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand (2), Uzbekistan (2) and Vietnam.

"Maghreb Workshop on Survey Data Documentation, Archiving and Dissemination Techniques", Gammarth, Tunisia, 26 and 27 May 2010

Tue, 06/08/2010

The "Maghreb Workshop on Survey Data Documentation, Archiving and Dissemination Techniques" was held in Gammarth, Tunisia, on 26 and 27 May 2010. Participants, coming from seven countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Mauritania, Palestine and Tunisia), have discussed standards and tools, and best practices available. The technological, organizational and legal constraints faced by their agencies were also discussed, with a special focus on access to survey microdata.

The participants noted:
1- The importance of the documentation, archiving and dissemination of survey data.