ADP and AITRS Regional Workshop on the Generic Statistical Business Process Model (Version 5.0)

24 Jul 2017

Following the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) on 22 May 2017 with the main objective of promoting the production and dissemination of official statistics in the Arab region, the two parties pledged to provide support to the civil servants of the National Statistical Offices by conducting joint trainings and offering technical consultations, enhancing statistical literacy, and developing joint e-learning courses within the framework of the 2030 Agenda. A series of distance e-learning courses have already started and a joint training on the Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM) was organized on 9 – 14 July in Marrakech, Morocco.


9 statistical experts from various National Statistical Offices in the region convened in Morocco on 9-14 July to learn more about GSBPM and incorporate it within the organizations’ statistical operations and activities with the help of 4 international experts and in the presence of experts from the Coordination Group of Arab, National and Regional Development Institutions


The GSBPM, an initiative that started under the umbrella of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE), Eurostat and OECD in 2007 provides a reference framework and harmonized terminology that would assist statistical organizations in modernizing their statistical production processes and sharing methods. In view of the importance of this model and with the aim of encouraging the adoption a standard-based modernization framework, this training workshop, taking place ahead of the 61st ISI World Statistics Congress, was also held in Marrakech on 9-14 July 2017. The regional workshop on GSBPM convened 9 participants from various National Statistical Offices in the Arab region, in addition to 4 experts from the Moroccan Higher Planning Commission, UN-ECE, and the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and in the presence of experts from the Saudi Fund for Development and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.


The participants also attended introductory sessions on the “Modernization Maturity Models (MMM)” which allows statistical organisations to evaluate their current level of maturity against a standard framework and helps them determine the priorities for the next steps, based on a roadmap that provides clear guidelines to reach rapidly and efficiently higher levels of organisational maturity.

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