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  1. Regional Implementation Plan for the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics in Asia and the Pacific- From global strategy to national action Jillian Campbell United Nations ESCAP

  2. Global Strategy and Asia-Pacific • ESCAP Committee on Statistics, December 2010: Decision to develop a Regional Implementation Plan for the Global Strategy • Established the Steering Group for Agricultural Statistics to guide the development of the plan (established by the ESCAP Statistics Committee together with APCAS) • 14 Asia-Pacific countries and 8 intl. organizations are currently represented on the Steering Group: • Including SPC, and Samoa • ADB, FAO Regional Office and ESCAP are partners in developing and implementing the plan • FAO & ESCAP serve as joint secretariat

  3. Regional implementation plan Three components: Technical assistance  FAO Regional Office Training  ESCAP Research  ADB

  4. Regional Implementation Plan • Implementation through country action plans based on national assessments • Flexibility to support specific country needs and priorities Country priorities • Supported regionally • Technical assistance, research, training • With global guidance and support • Leverage funding, knowledge base, global guidance

  5. Country action plan development (pilot stage) • Methodological studies which can geed back into developing implementation at a regional and global level • Consultative process among national level stakeholders • Strengthened with technical assistance and international/regional guidance

  6. Country assessment phase • Tool for assessing and monitoring current statistical capacity and statistical training needs • Many countries in the Pacific have very limited capacity to produce core agriculture statistics • Based on the results the Steering group has identified four main outputs for the regional plan • 1. Skilled manpower • 2. Well coordinated NSS • 3. Available and adequate resources (budget, HR, infrastructure) • 4. Available and adequate ICT facilities

  7. Next steps and timeline • Complete implementation plan must be ready by September for consideration by first APCAS, and then ESCAP Committee on Statistics • Development of the country action plans • Advocacy, country consultation and information sharing throughout process

  8. Thank you