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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS OF JORDAN. DATA DISSEMINATION. A PRESENTATION ON THE EXPERIENCE OF THE DEPARTMENT ON. Manila, the Philippines 20-22 June 2012. LEGAL BASIS.

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department of statistics of jordan

DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS OF JORDAN

DATA DISSEMINATION

A PRESENTATION

ON THE EXPERIENCE OF THE DEPARTMENT

ON

Manila, the Philippines

20-22 June 2012

legal basis
LEGAL BASIS

The Department OF Statistics (DOS), was established in 1949 under the statistical law no. 24 of 1950 and its amendments, until 2012 where a new provisional law replaced it.

mission statement
MISSION STATEMENT

To produce and disseminate timely and high-quality statistical data that meet the user’s various and changing needs with a view to contributing to the comprehensive development process in Jordan .

organization
ORGANIZATION

DOS consists of twelve directorates and fifty-three divisions.

At the top of hierarchy is the Director General who reports to the Minister of Planning.

stages of statistical programme implementaion
STAGES OF STATISTICAL PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTAION
  • Frame updating
  • Publicity campaign
  • Sample design
  • Questionnaire design
  • Field operations
  • Data processing
  • Results & tabulation
  • Data analysis & dissemination
data collection
DATA COLLECTION

DOS considers the following elements in its practices:

  • Accuracy and Quality Control
  • Implementation of Global Recommendations
  • Confidentiality
  • Objectivity
  • Evaluation
  • Friendly relationship with respondents
classifications definitions implemented
CLASSIFICATIONS & DEFINITIONS IMPLEMENTED
  • INTERNATIONAL STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (FOR ALL ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES)
  • CENTRAL PRODUCT CLASSIFICATION
  • BROAD ECONOMIC CATEGORIES (BEC)
  • HARMONIZED SYSTEM (HS)
  • STANDARD INTERNATIONAL TRADE CLASSIFICATION (SITC)
  • CLASSIFICATION OF THE FUNCTION OF THE GOVERNMENT (COFOG)
statistical programmes implemented
STATISTICAL PROGRAMMES IMPLEMENTED

1. Population & Housing Units Censuses & Household surveys:

  • Population & Housing Units Census.
  • Employment & Unemployment Survey.
  • Population & Family Health Survey.
  • Household Expenditure & Income Survey
  • Jobs Creation Survey
  • Use of IT at Homes and Establishments Survey
  • Child Labor Survey
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STATISTICAL PROGRAMMES IMPLEMENTED

2. Establishment Censuses & Economic Surveys:

  • Establishment Census
  • Industrial Survey
  • Services Survey
  • Transport, Storage & Communications Survey
  • Construction Statistics
  • Wholesale & Retail Trade Survey
  • Employment Survey
  • Foreign Direct Investment Survey
  • Arrivals & Departures Survey
statistical programmes implemented1
STATISTICAL PROGRAMMES IMPLEMENTED

3. Economic Statistics:

  • Consumer Price Index (CPI)
  • Industrial Production Index
  • Producer Price Index
  • Wholesale Price Indexes
  • National Accounts
statistical programmes implemented2
STATISTICAL PROGRAMMES IMPLEMENTED

4. Livestock & Agricultural Censuses & Surveys:

  • Agricultural Census
  • Livestock Census
  • Crops Production Survey
  • Livestock Survey
  • Agricultural Prices
  • Environmental Statistics
data dissemination
DATA DISSEMINATION

Sources of the data published by DOS:

  • Internal Sources (censuses, surveys, and Ad hoc surveys carried out by DOS)
  • External Sources (data provided by other data producers in public & private sectors) such as MOH, MOE, CBJ and factories…etc
data dissemination1
DATA DISSEMINATION

DISSEMINATION POLICY:

  • Data should be relevant
  • Data released to all and at the same time
  • Monitoring of user requirements for:
    • Timeliness
    • Accessibility
    • Data quality & consistency
    • Confidentiality
    • Latest methods of dissemination
building partnerships with data users
BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS WITH DATA USERS
  • To maintain transparency:
  • DOS meets with data users before and after implementation of any statistical programme (e.g., questionnaire design).
  • DOS also meets with data users prior to dissemination of data.
  • We take initiative to build and sustain relationships with our users – data users make valuable suggestions.
building partnerships with data users1
BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS WITH DATA USERS
  • The process of interaction includes a direct dialogue through meetings, seminars & workshops with:
    • Government officials
    • Academics & researchers
    • Business executives
    • Mass media staff ( Training Courses )
    • International organizations
building relationships with data users
BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH DATA USERS
  • DOS designed a user satisfaction questionnaire for regular feedback.
  • Questionnaire is included with all DOS data products and gathers information on:
    • User profile
    • Data needs
    • Usability and interpretability of data
    • Content of data products
    • Delivery formats
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DOS plans for a council of advisors to;
  • Review DOS statistical programmes.
  • Consider interactions with data users.
  • Consider statistics produced by other organizations.
  • Recommend changes to DOS programmes.
data dissemination2
DATA DISSEMINATION

Problems experienced by data users:

  • Lack of technical knowledge of statistical processes, and methodology.
  • Data produced doesn’t meet anticipated needs.
  • Data not available in time frame requested by users.
  • Sometimes data are difficult to be interpreted.
  • Data inaccessible.
  • Skepticism in accuracy and methodologies implemented.
data dissemination3
DATA DISSEMINATION

Distribution of institutions using our products

  • Public sector 60%
  • Non- governmental Institutions 10%
  • Academia 10%
  • Press 5%
  • International organizations 5%
  • Private Sector 10%
data dissemination4
DATA DISSEMINATION

Distribution of means of data provision

  • Hard copy 30%
  • E-mail 40%
  • CDs & Floppy diskettes 10%
  • Telefax 10%
  • Personal visits 5%
  • Others (seminars, lectures,……etc) 5%
conclusion
CONCLUSION

Jordanian Department of Statistics has been working for over 62 years to collect data about all aspects of life, and is committed to providing relevant data to meet user needs.