Statistical Seminar on ‘Survey Design and Implementation’
Date: 08-12 October 2018
Venue: Istanbul - Türkiye

The Central Bank of Republic of Turkey (CBRT) organised a Statistical Seminar on “Survey Design and Implementation” on 8 - 12 October 2018 in Istanbul.

This Seminar mainly aimed to improve the knowledge of the participants on designing and conducting surveys, particularly those carried out by the CBRT. The Seminar contributed to the knowledge of participants on how to produce relevant, objective and accurate statistics to keep users well informed and assist good policy and decision-making.

The Seminar included discussion activities with a focus on the following topics:

  • Sampling frame and sampling design
  • Questionnaire design
  • Data collection and data editing
  • Weighting methods and seasonal adjustment
  • Constructing composite indices
  • Measuring uncertainty using survey data
  • Use of survey data for monetary policy decisions
  • Use of regional network – Economic Intelligence
  • Overview of the CBRT Surveys (Survey of Expectations, Bank Loans Tendency Survey, Financial Services Survey, Business Tendency Survey and Investment Survey)

The Seminar was attended by statistical practitioners who engage in the production and application of statistics working at central banks, ministries of finance and national statistical offices. Participants delivered short presentations on survey methods used at their institutions. SESRIC sponsored the statisticians from NSOs of OIC member countries to benefit from the seminar and channel the know-how and expertise gained during the 5-day seminar to their institutions.