Assessment of MYP and AWP 2. Strengthening ASEAN

Report
Mid-Term Review
of the ACSS Strategic Plan 2011-2015
ASEANstats Presentation
High-Level Seminar on ACSS Strategic Plan 2016-2020
Bogor, Indonesia, 17-18 June 2014
Outline
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Background
Vision, Mission, and the major thrusts
Assessment of the major thrusts
Assessment of MYP and AWP
Assessment of the three major challenges
identified in the Strategic Plan 2011-2015
• The Identified Challenges
Background
Vision
The ASEAN Community Statistical System (ACSS) will by
2015 be a forward looking and reliable provider of
relevant, timely and comparable statistics in support of the
ASEAN Community.
Mission
The ASEAN Community Statistical System will provide
relevant, timely and comparable ASEAN statistics in
support of evidence based policy and decision making and
enhance the statistical capacity of the Member States and
ASEAN Secretariat.
Background
• ACSS Strategic Plan 2011-2015 guides ACSS in
creating preconditions for a sustainable
development of ASEAN statistics, focusing on:
– concrete and clear mandate for regional
cooperation and institutional strengthening
– addressing issues on comparability of key statistics
relevant to ASEAN integration (i.e. trade in goods,
trade in services, and foreign direct investments)
– narrowing the development gap.
Background
Major Components:
1. Institutional Strengthening
2. Strengthening ASEAN Statistics
3. Narrowing Development Gap in Statistics
Background
Major Thrust Under Institutional Strengthening
1. ACSS is a partnership (between NSS, ACSS
Committee, ASEAN Bodies, ASEC)
2. ACSS Committee is a prominent statistics body
3. NSO functions as the country focal point in matters
related to regional cooperation in statistics
4. NSO coordinates the provision of ASEAN statistics
to stakeholders in ASEAN through the ASEANstats
5. ASEANstats functions as regional focal point of
ASEAN statistics
Background
Major Thrust Under Institutional Strengthening
6. ASEANstats initiates the formulation of policies
and standards for the development and
harmonisation of ASEAN statistics and lead the
implementation and monitoring of ACSS AWP
7. Enabling mechanism to be established: MYP, AWP,
User-Producer Consultation, consultation
mechanism
8. Monitoring system to be setup (for quality and
compliance)
Background
Major Thrust Under Strengthening ASEAN Statistics
1. Development and harmonisation of Priority statistical
fields: IMTS, FDIS, SITS
2. Broadening scope to better respond to the three
Community pillars
3. Development and compilation of metadata on IMTS,
FDIS, SITS
4. The presence of an Integrated ASEAN Statistics
database
5. Improved statistical dissemination and
communication
6. The presence of high profile statistical report with
early warning system indicators
Background
Major Thrusts Under the Narrowing Development Gap in Statistics
1. Proactive coordination and facilitation
2. Assistance to AMSs in various forms
Background
• The Mid-term Review conducted in early 2013
• Three aspects evaluated:
1. Overall assessment of the major thrusts
2. Implementation of the ACSS MYP and AWP
3. The three defined challenges: whether have
been addressed or remain relevant
Assessment of the Thrust
Overall Assessment of Thrust 1: Institutional Strengthening
1. ACSS as a partnership
• The partnership has yet to be
realized/acknowledged;
• little has been done to raise awareness among
the partners
2. ACSS Committee as a prominent body:
• The functioning of ACSS Committee as the
highest regional policy-making and coordinating
body on ASEAN statistics needs to be
ensured/enhanced
Assessment of the Thrust
Overall Assessment of Thrust 1: Institutional Strengthening
3. NSO in many cases has yet to effectively functioning
as the country focal point in matters related to the
regional cooperation in statistics;
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Has NSO effectively represents the entire country’s
statistical system in the ACSS?
4. NSO and other national data producers coordination
needs strengthening
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Has NSO coordinated data provision made by other national
data producers?
Has NSO coordinated with other data producers in the
production, harmonisation and dissemination of statistics?
Assessment of the Thrust
Overall Assessment of Thrust 1: Institutional Strengthening
5. ASEANstats has been able to lead the formulation of
policies and standards for the development and
harmonisation of ASEAN statistics and lead the
implementation and monitoring
6. ASEANstats, however:
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Has not been functioning effectively as regional focal
point e.g. in serving as the link between ACSS and ASEAN
bodies, international organisation, and other data users
and producers
Assessment of the Thrust
Overall Assessment of Thrust 1: Institutional Strengthening
7. Enabling mechanism:
• A lot have been developed;
• However, inter-agency coordination at national
level in some countries, and consultation
between ACSS Committee and ASEAN bodies
need to be enhanced
8. Monitoring system
• Monitor the implementation of the Code of
Practice (CoP) is underway, and Annual Work
Plans (AWPs) monitoring is in place.
Overall Assessment of Thrusts 2
Strengthening ASEAN Statistics
1. Priority statistical fields:
• IMTS, FDIS, SITS have been progressing well
• Some still very much dependent on external sources
• No regional initiative is in place to address the System of
National Accounts
2. Broadening the scope to responding the three
Community pillars
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No clear expressed demand from ASEAN Political-Security
Community (APSC) pillar
Prioritization of indicators under the ASEAN Statistical
Indicators (ASI) is currently on-going.
Overall Assessment of Thrusts 2
Strengthening ASEAN Statistics
3. Development and compilation of metadata on
IMTS, FDIS, SITS
• Progressing
4. Integrated ASEAN Statistics database
• REXDBS only available by November 2014 and some
enhancements are still needed
• Only IMTS, FDIS, SITS, and MDG data are in the REXDBS.
Database of other statistics remain in scattered excel
file.
• To be prioritized for 2014-2020
Overall Assessment of Thrusts 2
Strengthening ASEAN Statistics
5. Improved dissemination :
• Only received high priority in 2013; actual dissemination
is still limited
• Communication of statistics is only set to begin;
• Priority should remain high in 2014-2020
6. Development of high profile statistical report
with early warning system indicators
• MDGs and ACPMS reports have not developed as high
profile statistical reports.
• Early warning system indicators system is by nature a
high profile statistical report, and hence deserve more
attention
Overall Assessment of Thrusts 3
Narrowing Development Gaps
1. Proactive coordination and facilitation :
• Little has been done at the regional level, although
bilateral assistance within AMSs are also observed
• To ensure sustainability, mechanisms need to be
developed and facilitated to enhance ASEAN-help-ASEAN
mechanism
2. Assistance to AMSs in various forms
• So far, assistance was only through existing projects
• A mechanism may need to be developed to facilitate
country(s) initiatives to address common challenges they
observed
Assessment of MYP and AWP
1. Strengthening the institutional framework:
Activities
Done
a. Updated Broad Framework for the Sustainable
Development of ASEAN Statistics (Broad
Framework Rev.1)
b. AHSOM reconstituted in the ACSS Committee with
recognition as unique ASEAN body dealing with
ASEAN statistics and reporting to AEM through
SEOM
c. Rules of Procedures of the ACSS Committee
adopted
d. Establishment of the Sub-Committee for Planning
and Coordination to support the ACSS-Committee
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e. Adoption of the Code of Practice (CoP)
f. Multi Year Plan 2010-2015 and Annual Work Plans
2012, 2013 and 2014 adopted
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OnGoing
Status
Assessment of MYP and AWP
1. Strengthening the institutional framework (con’t)
Activities
g. Adoption of Mechanisms to Monitor
Implementation of activities/programme at
national and regional levels
• Compliance monitoring tool
• Quality monitoring tool
h. User producer consultation process defined
Done
OnGoing
Status
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To follow up with
the implementation
of the selfassessment under
the CoP
To be developed
inline with
communication
plan
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Assessment of MYP and AWP
2. Strengthening ASEAN statistics
Activities
a.
Progress
in
harmonising
IMTS, FDIS and SITS
b.
ASEAN statistical report on
MDGs
c.
ASI framework expanded
including the ACPMS
Done
OnGoing
Status
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IMTS, SITS have been progressing
well under the EU Programme. The
progress for FDI Statistics is more
limited: a new FDIS annual publication
has been prepared by ASEANstats in
2012.The main issue remains for many
countries on the production of the
figures.
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ASEAN Statistical Indicators set
prioritisation for the remaining
indicators, should be dealt within the
next strategy, taking into account the
post 2015 sustainable development
initiative
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Assessment of MYP and AWP
2. Strengthening ASEAN statistics
Activities
d. Statistical data processing and
dissemination tools developed
(REXDBS, ASEANstats website)
e. Regional statistical
dissemination policy elaborated
and more statistical publications
available
f. ASEANstats’ organisation and
human resources strengthened
Done
OnGoing
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Status
However REXDBS needs
further enhancements,
data sharing is still an
issue and needs
enhancements
Communication has been
addressed, as part of the
communication plan.
Implementation of the
seven measures.
Assessment of MYP and AWP
3. Narrowing the development gap
OnGoing
Status
a. Significant improvement
of IMTS, FDIS and SITS
in the CLMVs
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The progress on SITS is slower
for these countries, except Viet
Nam. Cambodia, Lao PDR and
Myanmar are facing many
difficulties to provide the
requested data, mainly due to a
lack of the resources needed to
mobilise the administrative data or
to carry out surveys. The progress
for the FDIS has been limited as in
the other AMS.
b. On-going cooperation’s
from ASEAN Member
states (ASEAN helps
ASEAN initiatives)
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Currently the ASEAN help ASEAN
initiative is on-going under the
WGFDIs.
Activities
Done
Assessment of the 3 major Challenges
Overall Assessment the Three Challenges
1. Increased demand for ASEAN statistics
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Still relevant;
Scope is even wider requiring third party data and estimates
2. Institutional framework and mandate need
strengthening
• Establishment of the ACSS Committee and its enabling
mechanism have addressed the institutional framework;
• Not yet functioning as envisioned. What still needs to be
ensured is the implementation of the mandate
3. Dependency on external sector
• So far only little has been addressed
The Identified Challenges
1. Role as the highest regional body in statistical policy
making:
 needs to be further strengthened in order to draw greater
stakeholders’ involvement:
 Coordination among the various national data-producing
agencies will continue to be challenging until a regional
statistical framework, guidelines and standards exist and
implemented by all agencies;
Identified Challenges
2. Partnership:
 to be built up, through the development of a
user-producer consultation mechanism;
3. Role of the national statistical office (NSO):
 has yet to be recognized in some ASEAN Member
States;
Identified Challenges
4. National Strategy for the Development of
Statistics (NSDS) and ACSS Strategic Plan
(RSDS):
 To be aligned
 resources to be secured;
5. Data quality assessment and monitoring:
 Development of measures to assess the ACSS
Code of Practice (CoP) is underway;
Identified Challenges
6. ASEANstats:
 limited resources and capacity has stifled its performance
as the technical arm and focal point in regional statistics.
 Under the ACSS, the ASEANstats has to lead the
harmonisation of ASEAN statistics.
 A plan to strengthen ASEANstats was earlier proposed
with seven measures; so far, only one has been
implemented;
Identified Challenges
7. Dissemination:
 still limited and available mainly in printed publication
 efforts to develop an effective dissemination strategy
have begun;
8. Regional cooperation in other fields of statistics:
 National Accounts, Labour Market Indicators, and
manufacturing statistics were stagnant
 With the deepening of ASEAN integration and increasing
ASEAN initiatives, demand for more diverse and more
detailed data has to be addressed
Identified Challenges
9. Narrowing development gaps:
 More efforts to be exerted
 the ASEAN-help-ASEAN needs to be further promoted
10. Visibility:
 Very limited presence of the ACSS in the global arena.
11. More diverse and detailed demand:
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The new initiative towards the Post-2015 Development
Agenda, initiative on Data Revolution, statistical programmes
in the Asia and the Pacific region will add up to the present
challenges.
Creation of the ASEAN Framework for Equitable Economic
Development (AFEED) and Sustainable Development in ASEAN
will entail greater commitment from the ACSS’ agenda.
THANK YOU

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