SESRIC


Workshop on ‘Peer Review Mechanisms for National Statistical Offices in OIC Member Countries’
 
Date : 19-20 December 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC in collaboration with the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) and the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) organised the Workshop on ‘Peer Review Mechanisms for National Statistical Offices in OIC Member Countries’ on 19-20 December 2017 at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara, Republic of Turkey.

38 participants from National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 25 OIC countries including Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda and Uzbekistan and 4 international organisations, namely Eurostat, PARIS21, African Union Commission (AUC) and SESRIC, attended the workshop.

The Workshop was inaugurated with the Opening Remarks of SESRIC, Eurostat and PARIS21. In his welcoming speech, H.E. Amb. Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General of SESRIC, stated that Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is a fundamental need to enhance the integrity and accountability of any institution and/or framework. He also underlined that by being the primary producers of data based on which the decision makers design and implement their policies, the NSOs should indicate their willingness to implement the M&E to enhance the credibility of the National Statistical Systems (NSSs) and to strengthen the system’s capacity to produce high-quality data. In this regard, it was expected that the Workshop would foster exchanges of knowledge, and help to create an environment for collaboration and innovation concerning the methodology and assessment environment of the M&E mechanisms.

In her opening remarks, Ms. Claudia JUNKER, Head of Unit “Quality Management; Government Finance Statistics” of Eurostat, focused on the chance for enlarging the outreach of the peer review mechanisms among many member countries. Mr. Rafik MAHJOUBI, Regional Programme Co-ordinator of PARIS21, began his speech by giving a brief introduction on PARIS21 and continued by the issue pertaining to the importance of peer review that could help strengthen the statistical systems and make them more effective.  

In the first session of the Workshop, Mrs. Nenden Octavarulia SHANTY, Researcher at SESRIC, briefed the participants on “Peer Review Project for NSOs of OIC Member Countries (OIC-Peer)” including survey results and methodology document proposed by SESRIC”.

The second session titled “Peer Review Mechanisms Conducted by International Organisations” started with the presentations of Eurostat, PARIS21 and AUC in which they informed the audience about the peer review mechanisms conducted by their institutions including topics covered by peer reviews, its methodology, costs, assessment criteria, reporting and dissemination. Additionally, Albania, Cameroon, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mozambique, Niger, Palestine, Senegal, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda and Uzbekistan shared their country experiences regarding the M&E mechanisms.

During the brainstorming session on “OIC-Peer: Conduct and the Way Forward”, the participants actively discussed the mechanisms of peer reviews including preparatory phases, selection of expert team, country visits, validation of results/reports and follow-up.

In the last session of the Workshop, participants exchanged views on the draft recommendations of the Workshop for the consideration of relevant stakeholders and OIC countries.

Documents

Opening Session

  • Welcoming Remarks of H.E. Amb. Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General, SESRIC (English)

Presentations

SESSION I: Briefing on the Peer Review Project for National Statistical Offices in OIC Member Countries (including Survey Results and Methodology Document Proposed by SESRIC)

  • Peer Review Project for NSOs of OIC Member Countries (OIC-Peer) including Survey Results and Methodology Document Proposed by SESRIC, SESRIC (English)

SESSION II: Peer Review Mechanisms Conducted by International Organisations

  • Peer Review Framework Used in the European Statistical System (ESS), Eurostat (English)
  • PARIS21’s Experience and Methodology for Conducting Peer Reviews, PARIS21 (English)
  • Assessment of the African National Statistical: Peer Review Methodology, African Union Commission (English)

SESSION III: Country Experiences in Conducting the Peer Review Process

  • Coordination of National Statistical Systems, Albania (English)
  • Advantages of the Peer Reviews, Cameroon (French)
  • The Experience of Egypt in the Peer review Mechanism, Egypt (Arabic)
  • Informative Presentation about the Evaluating Activities in Iran’s Statistical System, Iran (English)
  • Peer Review on the Implementation of the Statistics Code of Practice for the ENP South Countries (Based on the European Statistics Code of Practice) in Jordan, Jordan (English) (Arabic)
  • Results of Global Assessment of the National Statistical System of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan (English)
  • Global Assessment of the National Statistical System and National Strategy of Development of Statistics, Kyrgyzstan (English)
  • Malaysia’s Experiences in the Peer Review of the Myanmar National Statistical System (NSS), Malaysia (English)
  • Conduct of Peer Review: Practical Example of Mozambique, Mozambique (English)
  • Niger’s Experience in Conducting Peer Review, Niger (French)
  • Light Peer Review (LPR) for the Application of European Statistics Code of Practice in Palestine, Palestine (Arabic)
  • Peer Review Mechanism for the Benefit of the National Statistical Institutes, Senegal (French)
  • Implementation of the Recommendations, Tunisia (French)
  • Peer Review Experiences of Turkey, Turkey (English)
  • Uganda’s Experiences on Peer Review, Uganda (English)
  • Peer Review of Statistical System in Uzbekistan: Initial Steps and Perspectives, Uzbekistan (English)

SESSION IV: Brainstorming Session on OIC-Peer (Conduct and the Way Forward)

  • OIC-Peer: Conduct and the Way Forward (English)

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