Project: Vanuatu - National Statistics Office - Census

Sub-Project:

Institutional Strengthening National Statistics

Country:

Vanuatu

Role:

Public financial Management Expert/Team Leader

Funding Agency:

ADB

In-Country Agency:

Ministry of Finance & Ecomonic Development

Date:

August-1999

Duration (months):

6

Consultants:

Rob Solomon

Comments:

Economic statistician, advisor to the Government Statistician on all aspects of running a national statistics office in a reformed public service, including: advising on restructuring of the Office; assisted with the production of the first ever “NSO Annual Business Plan”; and assisted with improving general office monitoring and control systems.

Responsible for providing support for the 1999 Population Census, including a member of the National Census Steering Committee; provided general survey training to all staff involved in the population census as well as specific training sessions for coders, data entry operators, and computer editors; developed a census processing monitoring and control system; prepared census manuals for current and future reference; and assisted with writing computer edits for the census processing system and prepared tabulation programs and undertook analysis for final reports.