KEDUTAAN BESAR REPUBLIK INDONESIA
MoU between Indonesia’s Central Bureau of Statistics and
The Australian Bureau of Statistics
On the 9th of February 2010 in Canberra, the Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the BPS and ABS Concerning Cooperation in Statistical Capacity-Building.
The MoU was signed by the Chairman of the BPS, Dr. Rusman Heriawan, and the head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Dr. Brian Pink, and was meant to contribute to the dissemination of quality information that is relevant and timely in order to support policy-makers, the government, businesses and the society in general in both countries.
This cooperation has also been dubbed CERDAS (Change and Reform for the Development of Statistics) and covers various fields such as human resources capacity-building, project management, national accounts, international trade statistics, manufacturing statistics, price statistics, labour statistics, welfare statistics, user-engagement, infomation technology infrastructure dan statistical methodology.
In his remarks, the head of the ABS said that capacity-building given to Indonesia not only increases the performance of the BPS but also benefits Australia and the fields of Statistics as well. The Chairman of the BPS in his remarks pointed out society’s growing acknowledgement of the importance of statistical data, as globalization adds more pressure on policy-makers.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics also held a 5-day training course for five staff of the BPS in the fields of corporate governance, executive leadership, quality assurance frameworks & strategies, strategic alignment program, performance agreements, capacity framework, household surveys data collection, use of technology in statistics, dissemination and role of the data warehouse, and enterprise architecture and its role in I.T. strategy & planning.
Canberra, 23 February 2010