Arab Conference on a Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics
Date: 05-07 April 2016
Venue: Ankara - Türkiye

The Arab Conference on a Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics was organised and hosted by SESRIC in collaboration and partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Statistical Centre for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCC-STAT), and Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey on 5-7 April 2016.

The Conference was attended by experts from the National Statistics Offices of Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia and Turkey. The representatives of Eurostat and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) also participated in the Conference.

Organized as a High-Level Forum of official statisticians to seek a broad consensus on the strategic framework for statistics for the consideration, the Conference also aimed at formulating an adequate response to the increased demand for detailed and timely data to monitor progress on the goals and targets of the post-2015 development agenda.

Following the Welcoming Remarks of H.E. Ambassador Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General of SESRIC, Juraj RIECAN, Director of Statistics Division of ESCWA, Sabir AL-HARBI, Director General of GCC-Stat, and Ivo HAVINGA, Assistant Director of UNSD, the Conference covered five thematic areas of the Transformative Agenda that was identified by the Global Conference held on 15-16 January 2015 in New York and recognized by the UN Statistical Commission at its 46th Session. The thematic areas were:

  • Coordination at and between the global and regional statistical systems;
  • Communication and advocacy;
  • Integrated statistical systems: data collection, processing an dissemination; through integrated statistical systems;
  • Innovation and modernization through standards-based statistical business architecture; and
  • Training and capacity-building.



  • Arab Conference Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics, UNSD (English) (Arabic)
  • Roadmap for Strategic Transformation Program, Saudi Arabia (English) (Arabic)
  • Communication and Advocacy, PALESTINE (English) (Arabic)
  • Transformations in the Statistical System of Kingdom of Morocco and meet the growing demand for statistics, MOROCCO (English) (Arabic)
  • Integrated Statistical Systems: Data collection, Processing and Dissemination of Integrated Statistics, UNSD (English) (Arabic)
  • Integrated Statistical System: Data Collection, Processing and Dissemination, JORDAN (English) (Arabic)
  • ESS Vision 2020 and its Implementation, EUROSTAT (English) (Arabic)
  • HARZEMLI, The DDI Based Statistical Production Platform, TURKEY (English) (Arabic)
  • Transformation in the field of Official Statistics in the Egyptian Statistical System, EGYPT (English) (Arabic)
  • Technical Cooperation Concept of Turkstat, TURKEY (English) (Arabic)
  • Towards Building An Integrated Regional Training Program 2017-2019, AITRS (English) (Arabic)
  • Statistical Capacity Building (STATCAB) Programme, SESRIC (English) (Arabic)
  • Toward Global and Regional Partnerships to Support Transformative Agenda in Official Statistics in the Arab Region, UNFPA (English) (Arabic)