Programme of the OECD World Forum on Key Indicators

 

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Wednesday 10th November 2004

14:00-15:45

Registration

 OECD workshops

Gender Statistics: a Tool to Change Policies

Chairperson:

L. Cook, National Statistician, Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom

Speakers:

Mark Manto, Equality Unit, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Ireland PPT
Brigitte Neumann, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Canada  PPT

Discussants:

Angela Me, Chief, Social and Demographic Statistics Division, UNECE
Jin-Woo Cho, Director, Policy Co-ordination Division, Ministry of Gender Equality, Korea

 

Measuring Social Capital: National Experiences and International Possibilities (I)

Chairperson:

Tom Schuller, Head, Centre for Educational Research Innovation, OECD

Speakers:

Penny Babb, Head of Socio-Economic Inequalities Branch, Office for National Statistics, UK PPT
Jon Hall, Project Leader, Measures of Australia's Progress, Australian Bureau of Statistics PPT
Alessandra Righi, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Statistics, Italy PPT

 

Rewarding Jobs: Government Policy and Work Incentives

Chairperson:

Jean-Pierre de Laet, Head of Unit, Economic Analysis of Taxation, Directorate of General Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission 

Speakers:

Christopher Heady, Head of Tax Policy and Statistics Division, Center for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
Herwig Immerwoll, Social Policy Division, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD PPT

Discussants:

Paolo Sestito, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Social Welfare and Labour, Italy PPT
David Stanton, Chair, Indicators Sub-Group, Social Protection Committee of European Union

Using Foreign Direct Investment Statistics for Policy Indicators

Chairperson:

Hans Kausch, Member of the OECD Investment Committee, Head of Division, Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour, Germany 

Speakers:

Obie Whichard,
Chief, International Investment Division, Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department of ommerce 

William H. Witherell, Director, Department for Financial and Enterprises Affairs, OECD paper PPT
Ayse Bertrand, International Investment Statistics, Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD PPT

Discussants:

Roger de Boeck, Head of Service of the Balance of Payments, Statistics Department, National Bank, Belgium
Jean-Marc Israël, Head of External Statistics Division, European Central Bank

15:45-16:00

Break

 

16:00 -17:45

Registration

 OECD workshops

Health Care Performance: The Role of International Indicators

Chairperson:

Edward Sondik, Director, National Center for Health Statistics, Center for Disease Control Prevention, United States

Speakers:

Peter Scherer, Counsellor, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD PPT
Manfred Huber, Health Policy Unit, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD PPT

Discussants:

Charles Hardy, Head of Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Children, Ireland
Michael Wolfson, Assistant Chief Statistician, Analysis and Development, Statistics Canada PPT

Social Capital (II)

Chairperson:

Tom Schuller, Head, Centre for Education Research and Innovation, OECD

General Discussion

Indicators to Evaluate Agricultural Policies in OECD and non-OECD Countries

Chairperson:

Gérard Viatte, Special Advisor to the FAO and Former Director of Agriculture, OECD 

Speakers:

Wilfred Legg, Head of Policies and Environment Division, Agricultural Directorate, OECD PPT
Ali Arslan Gurkan, Chief, Basic Foodstuffs Service, FAO PPT

Discussant:

Annalisa Zezza, Agricultural Economist, Ismea, Italy PPT

 

 

Territorial Indicators for Regional Policies

Chairperson:

Giorgio Cesari, Director General, APAT, Italy 

Speaker:

Vincenzo Spiezia, Territorial Statistics and Indicators Division, Directorate of Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD PPT

Discussant:

Jagdev Singh Virdee, Deputy Director Regional and Local Division,
Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom

18:30-19:00

Opening session

Diego Cammarata, Mayor of Palermo, Italy speech
Gianfranco Micciché, Deputy Minister for Economy and Finance, Italy speech
Herwig Schlögl, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD Speech in English in Italian

19:00-20:15

Concert

21:00-23:00

Welcome Reception

Thursday 11th November 2004

9:00-10:15

United States: Evaluating Progress 

Chairperson:

Enrico Giovannini, Chief Statistician, OECD

Speakers:

Kenneth Prewitt, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, Columbia University, United States
Katherine Wallman, Chief Statistician, Office of Management and Budget, United States PPT

Discussants:

John Barber, Senior Economist, Innovation Group, Department of Trade and Industry, United Kingdom comments

Edmond Malinvaud, Professor, INSEE-CREST, Research Center for Economy and Statistics, France

10:15-10:45

Coffee/networking

10:45-12:00

Italy: Assessing National and Regional Performance 

Chairperson:

Dermot McCarthy, Secretary General, Department of the Taoiseach, Ireland

Speakers:

Fabrizio Barca, Head of Department for Development Policies, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy PPT
Luigi Biggeri, President, National Institute of Statistics, Italy 

Discussants:

Len Cook, National Statistician, Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom
Rodrigo Morales Elcoro, Chief economist, Office of the President of Mexico PPT

12:00-13:00

"Visionary" speech 1

Chairperson:

Donald J. Johnston, Secretary-General, OECD

Speaker:

Jean-Claude Trichet, President, European Central Bank

13:00-14:15

Lunch/networking

14:15-16:00

Improving Economic Indicators 

Chairperson:

Augusto Mateus
Professor, Superior Institute of Economy and Management, Portugal 

Speakers:

Jean-Philippe Cotis, Chief Economist, OECD  PPT
Joe Grice, Executive Director, Atkinson Review and Deputy Head, Government Economic Service, Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom PPT
Gert Wagner, Professor of Economics, Council on Social and Economic Data, Germany PPT

Discussant:

Luigi Spaventa, Professor, University of Rome “Tor vergata”, Italy

Role of the civil society

Chairperson:

Hallgrimur Snorrason
Director General, Statistics Iceland 

Speakers:

Jon Hall, Project Leader, Measures of Australia's Progress, Australian Bureau of Statistics  PPT
Andrew Jackson, Senior Economist, Canadian Labour Congress 

Jeffrey Tryens, Executive Director, Oregon Progress Board, United States  PPT

Discussant:

Sean Healy, Director, CORI Justice Commission, Ireland

Advocacy and Numeracy: Helping the Public to Use Statistics

Chairperson:

Marilyn Waring,
Professor of Public Policy, Massey University, New Zealand 

Speakers:

Pilar Martin Guzman, Vice-President, International Statistical Institute, Spain  PPT
Heinz-Herbert Noll, Social Indicators Department, Centre for Survey Research and Methodology - ZUMA, Germany  PPT
Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Discussant:

Richard Denniss, Deputy Director, Australian Institute

Indicators and benchmarking

Chairperson:

Carlo Andrea Bollino,
Chairman, Independent System Operator (GRTN), Italy 

Speakers:

Aviana Bulgarelli, Director General for Vocational Training and Guidance, Ministry of Labour and Social Policies, Italy  PPT
Chonghee Han, Senior Researcher, Policy Evaluation Center, Institute of Public Administration, Korea PPT
Andrea Saltelli,
Acting Head of Econometrics and Statistical Support to Antifraud Unit, Head of the Applied Statistics Group, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission PPT

Discussant:

Kei Takeuchi, Chairman, Statistics Council, Japan

16:00-16:30

Coffee/networking

16:30-18:15

Measuring the Environment 

Chairperson:

Paolo Soprano
Director for the 1st Division, Department of Environmental Research and Development, Ministry for the Environment and Territory, Italy 

Speakers: 

Bedrich Moldan, Director, Charles University Environment Center, Czech Republic PPT
Walter Radermacher, Vice President, Federal Statistical Office, Germany PPT
Salvador Sánchez Colón, Director General for Statistics and Environment Information, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico PPT

Discussant:

Kenneth G. Ruffing, Deputy Director, Chief economist, Environment Directorate, OECD

Making Governments Accountable (Round table)

Chairperson:

Arturo Gonzalez de Aragon, Superior Auditor, Superior Audit Institution of  Mexico 

Speakers: 

Vijayendra N. Kaul, Comptroller and Auditor General, Government of India 

Li Jinhua, Auditor General, National Audit Office, China 

Muneharu Otsuka, Commissioner, Board of Audit, Japan  PPT

The Information Society: Measurement Issues and the Impact on Policy Making

Chairperson:

Jan Fischer
President, Czech Statistical Office 

Speakers:

Tony Clayton, Head of New Economy Measurement, Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom  PPT
Kaija Hovi, Director of Business Structures, Statistics Finland PPT
Evan F. Koenig, Senior Economist and Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, United States  PPT

Discussant:

Luc Soete, Professor of International Economics, Maastricht University and Director of the Research Institute MERIT The Netherlands PPT

Regional Indicators and Fund Allocation

Chairperson:

Giandomenico Magliano
Director General for Multilateral Economic and Financial Co-operation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy 

Speakers:

Christoph Koellreuter, Managing Director and Chief Economist, BAK Basel Economics, Switzerland  PPT
Wendelin Strubelt, Vice President and Professor, Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, Germany 

Discussant:

Bernard Morel, Director, Territorial Development Delegation, France

20:30-23:00

Dinner - Keynote speech 1

Chairperson:

Carlo Negrini, Vice President, Credito Siciliano SpA, Italy

Speaker:

David M. Walker, Comptroller General, Government Accountability Office, United States 

Friday 12th November 2004

9:00-10:15

Measuring Australia: Lessons from the Key Indicator Initiative

Chairperson:

Francesco Olivieri, Ambassador, Italian Delegation to the OECD 

Speakers:

Dennis Trewin, National Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics 

Discussants:

Kathleen Cooper, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of Commerce, United States 
Heli Jeskanen-Sundström, Director General, Statistics Finland

10:15-10:45

Coffee/networking

10:45-12:00

Ireland: when EU indicators are not enough

Chairperson:

Andrea Gavosto, Chief Economist, Telecom Italia, Italy 

Speaker:

Donal Garvey, Director General, Central Statistics Office, Ireland PPT

Discussants:

Abdulkadir Ates, Rapporteur of the Enlarged Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on “OECD and the World Economy”, Member of the Turkish Parliament
Svein Longva, Director General, Statistics Norway

12:00-13:00

"Visionary" speech 2

Chairperson:

Joan Boer, Ambassador of the Netherlands, Permanent Delegation to the OECD

Speaker:

Donald J. Johnston, Secretary-General, OECD 

13:00-14:15

Lunch/networking

14:15-16:00

Statistics for Society

Chairperson:

John West, Head of Public Affairs, OECD


Speakers:

Gøsta Esping-Andersen,
Professor,
Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain PPT
Bjørn Hvinden, Professor, University of Science and Technology, Norway PTT
Ken Tallis,
Head of the Resources Division, Australian Institute for Health and Welfare 

Discussant:

John Martin
Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate, OECD comments

Scoops and Statistics : Role of Media (Round table)

Chairperson:

Chris Brooks, Director, Public Affairs and Communication Directorate, OECD

Speakers:

Luca de Biase, Journalist and writer, Italy
Tito Boeri, Professor of Economics and Scientific Director, Bocconi University and Rodolfo DeBenedetti Fondation, Italy PPT
Simon Briscoe, Statistics Editor, Financial Times, United Kingdom
David Walker, Editor, The Guardian, United Kingdom 

Politics and Statistics

Chairperson:

David Sampson, Assistant Secretary, Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce,
United States 

Speakers:

Gian Paolo Ruggiero, Director, Ministry of the Economy and Finance, Italy
Thorvald Moe, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Finance, Norway 

Tony O'Connor, Chief Operational Research Analyst, The Prime Minister's Delivery Unit, United Kingdom PPT
Miguel Székely Pardo, Vice Minister of Prospective, Planning and Evaluation, Social Development Ministry, Mexico

Discussant:

Ian Ewing, Deputy Government Statistician, Statistics New Zealand PPT

Using Knowledge to Boost Competitiveness

Chairperson:

Nobuo Tanaka
Director, Science, Technology and Industry Directorate, OECD 

Speakers:

Adelheid Bürgi-Schmelz, Director-General, Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland PPT
T. Scott Murray, Director General, Institutions and Social Statistics, Statistics Canada
Jorgen Rosted, Director, The Danish National Agency for Enterprise and Housing PPT

Discussant:

Kiyohiko Nishimura Executive Research Fellow of Economic and Social Research Institute, Professor of Economics, University of Tokyo and Member of Statistics Council, Japan PPT comments

16:00-16:30

Coffee/networking

16:30-18:15

Measuring the Effectiveness of Public Services

Chairperson:

Pia Marconi
Director General, Office for Innovation in Public Administrations, Department of Public Administration, Italy 

Speakers:

Sheila Bird, Chair of the RSS Performance Measurement Working MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge and Strathclyde University, United Kingdom PPT
Richard Murray, Chief Economist, Agency for Public Management, Sweden PPT
Edward Sondik, Director, National Center for Health Statistics, Center for Disease Control Prevention,
United States  PPT

Discussant:

Odile Sallard, Director, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD

Making Business Count  

Chairperson:

Bruno Lamborghini, Vice chairman of Business Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD and President of the European Information Technology Observatory, Italy

Speakers:    

Nevenka Pergar,
Board Member, AKTIVA Invest, Slovenia
Emilio Rossi, Managing Director, European Consulting, Global Insight PPT
Oktay Varlier, Senior Vice President, Executive Board Member, Alarko Group of Companies, Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association Economic Policy Committee, Turkey abstract

Discussant:

Arnaldo Abruzzini, Secretary General, Eurochambres - Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry

The Role of Central Banks (Round table)

Chairperson:

Wolfgang Duchatczek, Vice Governor, Austrian National Bank

Speakers:

Luigi Federico Signorini, Head of Statistics, Bank of Italy 

Toshio Idesawa, General Manager for Europe, Bank of Japan 

Steven Keuning, Director General for Statistics, European Central Bank 

Planning for the Future

Chairperson:

Jean Marc Vittori, Editor, Les Echos, France

Speakers:

Louise Bellefeuille-Prégent, Senior Director, Horizontal Results Management, Expenditure Operations and Reporting, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat PPT
Carolyn Cahill, Senior Policy Advisor, National Round Table on Environment and the Economy, Canada PTT
Leigh Gatt, Managing Director, Gatt Consulting Ltd, New Zealand PTT

Discussant:

Christopher Hoenig, Managing Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office, United States

20:30-23:00

Dinner – Keynote speech 2

Chairperson:

Thomas Emmerich, Vice President, Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa, SAS International

Speaker:

Chris Brooks, Director, Public Affairs and Communication, OECD

Saturday 13th November 2004

9:00-11:15

Cross-Country Comparisons 

Chairperson:

Francesco Olivieri, Ambassador, Delegation of Italy to the OECD

Speakers:

Paul Cheung, Director, Statistics Division, United Nations PPT
Barry McGaw, Director, Education Directorate, OECD PPT
Pedro Díaz Muñoz, Director for Statistical Methodologies and Tools, Eurostat, European Commission PPT
Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Discussant:

Kristin Clemet, Minister of Education, Norway

11:15-11:45

Coffee/networking

11:45-13:00

Closing Session on Lessons Learned

Chairperson:

Herwig Schlögl, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

Speakers:

Enrico Giovannini, Chief Statistician, OECD
Constance Morella, Ambassador, Delegation of the United States to the OECD
Jorgen Rosted, Director, The Danish National Agency for Enterprise and Housing

 

 

 

 

 

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