Arrival and registration of participants, welcome coffee
Mariana Kotzeva (Eurostat) and Stefan Schweinfest (UN Statistics Division)
Opening Panel: Discussion on “Statistical needs for policy making in a changing world” (moderator: Mariana Kotzeva, Eurostat)
This session aims at discussing the role of statistics (with a focus on macroeconomic statistics) for policy making. Panellists are expected to bring to the attention of producers of statistics the point of view of high-level users on how official statistics, and in particular macro-economic statistics, support policy making. The session will also help identifying possible gaps which statisticians should address.
Session 1: Communication (chair: Haishan Fu, World Bank)
This session provides an opportunity to discuss the overall changes expected in the revised macroeconomic standards and their combined impact, focusing also on solutions to make national accounts and macroeconomic statistics more accessible and understandable to users.
Session 2: Beyond GDP (chair: Paul Schreyer, OECD) – Part 1
This session provides an opportunity to discuss how the revision of the macroeconomic statistics standards contributes to the ‘Beyond GDP’ agenda through proposals to complement the System of National Accounts with social and environmental aspects.
Session 2: Beyond GDP (chair: Paul Schreyer, OECD) – Part 2
Session 3: Digitalisation (chair: Gallo Gueye, Eurostat)
This session provides an opportunity to discuss the proposed solutions to incorporate into macroeconomic statistics measures of the impact of digitalisation on the economy.
Session 4: Globalisation (chair: Bert Kroese, IMF)
This session provides an opportunity to discuss the proposed solutions to address globalisation issues in the update of the macroeconomic statistical standards.
Session 5: The United Nations Network of Economic Statisticians – overview of activities and findings with focus on Beyond GDP consultations (chair: Stefan Schweinfest, UNSD)
The session, organised by the United Nations Network of Economic Statisticians, will provide an overview of the United Nations Network of Economic Statisticians activities and findings on the Beyond GDP consultations.
Session 6: Panel discussion (moderator: Mariana Kotzeva, Eurostat)
This session brings together the ideas for a program of work that emerged during the previous sessions and the work of the Network.