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Panamá: International Labor Organization (ILO) Documentation Regional Workshop (February 2014)

Country / Regional Activity: Panama
Date of Event: 03/03/2014

The ILO regional partner Sistema de Información y Análisis Laboral de América Latina y el Caribe (SIALC) held a regional Microdata Management Training in Panamá on 3 – 7 February 2014. The workshop was held in SIALC facilities with six participants, two from the ILO– Statistics Department at Geneva and four from the ILO–SIALC office at Panama City.

The five day-training course was divided into two parts. The first part of the workshop provided an introduction to the ADP tasks and its implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The second part of the course was dedicated to hands-on practice in which participants imported Survey Metadata (DDI) using the NESSTAR Metadata Editor. Projects focused on labor statistics (surveys) produced by National Statistics Offices (NSO) & Labour Ministries in LAC. For the statistical operations not documented by the NSO, the SIALC will only document the mandatory fields of the DDI and publish them internally in ILO’s NADA Catalog. At a later stage, this reduced documentation will be shared with the NSO to promote the completion of documentation and dissemination activities using the DDI standard.

Special thanks to our participants: (from the Panamá Office) Bolivar Pino, Rigoberto García, Manuel Córdoba; Harvey Clavien (from Geneva), Rafael Diez de Medina, Edgardo Greising; (facilitator) Carmen Ugarteche.