Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in close interaction with the Statistical, Economic and Social Research Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and Department of Statistics of Malaysia from 14th to 16th June 2022 is holding an online training course on “Big Data Applications on Price Intelligence”.
The Online Training Course will last for three days. The list of participants includes, besides the representatives of ECO Member States, specialists from ASEAN countries, Middle East and Maghreb. It will cover a wide range of statistical themes, including: Price Intelligence Data Acquisition, Data Visualization, Demonstration of PI Visualization using Tableau, Data Generation, Data Management, etc.
Addressing the gathering ECO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Jandos Asanov said of the importance of well-developed statistical service in creating a broad picture of the current state of the economies of the ECO area and economic interaction in the region.
DSG J.Asanov said that the year 2021 was the landmark period for the Economic Cooperation Organization, when two summits of heads of state and government of the ECO countries took place. This once again demonstrates the renewed interest of the ECO member-states to increasing trade and economic cooperation among themselves and this in its turn requires from the ECO Secretariat serious attention to statistics and economic research.
DSG J.Asanov expressed his deep gratitude to the Statistical, Economic and Social Research Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and Department of Statistics of Malaysia for their commitment and dedication in holding this online course and expressed hope for the continuation of such constructive interaction.
In their opening speeches Ms. Jamaliah Jaafar, Senior Director, Core Team Big Data Analytic, Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) and Mr. Fadi Farasin, Assistant Director General of SESRIC noted the challenges in the field of statistics and data collection against the backdrop of unprecedented expansion of e-commerce and deliberated on various modern tools of statistical information fishing.
It needs to be noted that the ECO Secretariat and SESRIC in 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) envisaging the co-organizing of statistical capacity building trainings for the regional countries.