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Training Course on 'Transport and Communication Statistics' in United Arab Emirates
 
Date : 24-26 December 2013 Venue : Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Within its 2013 annual work plan, the Centre organised the training course on 'Transport and Communication Statistics' at the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 24-26 December 2013. The course was provided by Mr. Bouazza Bouchkhar, an expert from the Direction de la Statistique, Morocco.

The training course on “Transport and Communication Statistics” covered the following topics and activities:

Part I: Transport statistics

A-Introduction

B-Institutional issues

  • Institutional frameworks for transports statistics
  • Cooperation and coordination
  • Examples 
  • Discussion

C- Methodological issues

  • Conceptual frameworks for transport statistics
  • Basic concepts and definitions for transport statistics
    • Road transport
    • Railway transport
    • Inland waterway transport
    • Pipeline transport
    • Maritime transport
    • Air transport
  • Other concepts and definitions
    • Intermodal freight transport
    • Multimodal freight transport
    • Discussion
    • Exercise
  • Statistical standards and measurement topics for transport statistics
    • Glossary for transport statistics (4th edition)
    • Measurement topics for transport statistics
      • Infrastructure
      • Transport equipment
      • Enterprises, economic performance and employment
      • Traffic
      • Transport measurement
      • Energy consumption
      • Safety and security
    • Discussion
  • Data sources
    • Administrative sources
    • Surveys used to collect transport statistics
    • Censuses
    • Discussion
  • Data collection methods
  • Data processing
    • Basic transport statistics
    • Calculating of transport indicators
  • Data quality and evaluation
    • Errors and obstacles in transport statistical data compilation
  • Dissemination and metadata
  • Examples
  • Discussion
  • Exercise

Part II: Communication statistics

A-Introduction

B-Institutional issues

  • Institutional frameworks for communication statistics
  • Cooperation and coordination
  • Examples
  • Discussion

C- Methodological issues

  • Conceptual frameworks for communication statistics
    • Basic concepts and definitions for communication statistics
    • Other concepts and definitions
  • Statistical standards and measurement topics for communication statistics
  • Data sources
    • Administrative sources
    • Surveys used to collect communication statistics
    • Censuses
  • Data collection methods
  • Data processing
    • Basic communication statistics
    • Calculating of communication indicators
  • Data quality and evaluation
    • Errors and obstacles in communication statistical data compilation
  • Dissemination and metadata
  • Examples
  • Discussion
  • Exercise