Survey archiving progressing in Nepal: DDI Production workshop for the Central Bureau of Statistics (22 November - 10 December 2010)
A DDI Production Workshop was held in Kavre, Nepal from 22 to 26 November 2010. Participants to the workshop comprised 22 staff from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) and Branch Statistics Offices. Good quality documentation was produced for 12 surveys at the end of the 5-day workshop.
Director General Uttam Narayan Malla graced the activity on the third day and gave a speech conveying his support for institutionalization of documentation, archiving and dissemination using the IHSN tools within the bureau. Deputy Director General Saroj Aryal opened and closed the workshop.
The FAO Statistics Division and the IHSN Secretariat have engaged in a joint activity of promoting proper documentation and archiving of agricultural censuses.
This work program included the design of a specific set of guidelines for documenting agricultural surveys. The package is compliant with the standards already promoted by the IHSN (DDI, DCMI). It includes a specific template for the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit and its associated Quick Reference Guide.
Microdata Management Toolkit Training and DDI Production Workshop for the Mauritanian line ministries (Nouakchott, 12-16 December 2010)
A Microdata management toolkit training and a DDI production workshop for the line ministries was organized jointly between ADP and ONS Mauritania on 12 - 16 December 2010. 11 participants coming from 8 different national agencies have attended the training. During these 5 days the participants have documented 8 surveys. Specific support programmes are being prepared with each line ministry.
Microdata Management Toolkit Training and DDI Production Workshop for line ministries in Morocco (Rabat, 13-17 December 2010)
After a successful implementation of ADP activities and use of IHSN tools at the Morocco NSO (HCP), a Microdata Management Toolkit Training and a DDI Production Workshop has been organised with HCP fot the line ministries. At this occasion 12 surveys have been documented by the participants coming from 6 different national agencies.
The ADP will continue to support the national agencies in Morocco, including for quality controls of documentation, and dissemination of survey metadata.
First Microdata Management Toolkit Training and DDI Production Workshop for Algeria (Agiers, 19-23 December 2010)
Algeria joined ADP in late 2010, following its participation in an ADP regional workshop organized jointly with the Tunisian NSO. A Microdata Management Toolkit Training and a DDI production workshop was held in Algiers, Algeria from 19 to 23 December 2010. In cooperation with the ADP focal point at the ONS Algeria a work program for 2011 has been agreed and will include the following activities:
- Inventory of past surveys and censuses.
- Documentation of surveys and censuses using the DDI-compliant IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit (including quality controls)