Strategic Advisory Body for the Modernization of Statistical Production and Services in Asia and the Pacific (SAB-AP)
The ESCAP Committee on Statistics at its third session in December 2012 endorsed the establishment of a high-level strategic body and of a network of experts to raise awareness and build capacity related to concepts, methods and standards to support national efforts in modernizing statistics. These efforts also include the use of non-traditional data sources, such as big data sources to produce official statistics.
The main objective of the SAB-AP is to drive and support changes towards the modernization of statistical production and services in the Asia-Pacific region; though developing a regional strategy, mobilizing financial and human resources, acting as a regional voice on the issue of modernization, and providing strategic direction to the work of experts.
The SAB-AP has members from the following countries: Australia (chair), India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Samoa and Viet Nam.
Documents related to the SAB-AP can be found here.
The first meeting of the SAB-AP was held in Tokyo on 22 November 2013. Minutes can be accessed here.
The second meeting of the SAB-AP was held in Bangkok on 16 July 2014. Details on the meeting can be accessed here.