2017 PSAI Annual Conference: Announcement and Invitation

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Consistent with the government’s plans to support the LGUs and to further enhance the present system of delivering goods and services to the local constituents, the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI) is holding the 2017 Annual Conference under the theme Statistics in Support of the Local Economy in partnership with the GEODATA Systems Technologies, Inc. and, the Philippine Statistics Authority. This shall be held at the Sugarland HotelBacolod City, Negros Occidental from September 27-29, 2017.
The growth of the local economy is contingent on the planning and implementation of development policies anchored on quality statistics.  Data system that directly inputs into the participatory planning exercise underscores involvement of stakeholders from various sectors of the LGUs and translating their efforts into desired interplay of growth factors that could uplift people’s welfare at the local level.
The LGUs are the cogs that move the local machinery towards economic efficiency.  Statistics on the production and utilization of goods and services at the local level should help ensure that  benefits straddle across sectors that may include but may not be limited to the education sector and  beneficiaries of the K-12 program; infra-structure that backstops various sectors of the industry; financial inclusion that provides access to financial services at affordable costs especially to the disadvantaged population, e.g. micro-financing, inputs to the rural/agricultural sector, health and sanitation, etc.; and, people empowerment that could efficiently address demand for goods and services. Paramount to the growth of the local economy is the information technology that takes account of spatial dimensions in development planning and implementation.
To better prepare local development players and stakeholders for bigger roles as envisioned by the government, four (4) simultaneous trainings shall be conducted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 on the following topics: a) Small Area Statistics; b) Financial Inclusion in Support of Local Development Initiatives, c) Impact Monitoring and Evaluation for LGUs, and d) Statistics using Geographic Information System (GIS).
Training participants are enjoined to bring laptop.
Professionals from public and private sector, academe, and all other interested parties involved in the primary task of enhancing the efficiency of the Government and the Private Sectors in pursuing initiatives that will encourage and support the growth of the local economy are invited to prepare papers and participate in this Conference. Pertinent details on the Conference will be released under Bulletin No. 2.
Contact us:
PSAI Secretariat c/o Ms. Teresita G. Abad
+632 920-6513, +632 456-1928
UP School of Statistics c/o Ms. Denise Jannah D. Serrano
+632 981-8500 loc 3503
A student paper session will be conducted as a pre-conference activity. Papers prepared by undergraduate students from higher educational institutions, individual or group, relevant to the topic can be submitted. They shall be evaluated for relevance to the theme Cash prizes awaits best papers. Presenter of winning papers will be given travel allowance and hotel accommodation to attend the conference and to present the paper.
Gawad Estadistika is a new award which will be given annually beginning 2017 to recognize an individual or group/institution that made the most significant contribution towards the development and intensified use of statistics in line with the PSAI’s mission and vision.
Deadline for submission of nomination form is on 30 June 2017.