The third EU-ASEAN COMPASS Project Steering Committee (PSC 3) was held in Indonesia on the 28th January 2016. Delegates from the 10 ASEAN Member States Statistical Offices, ASEAN Secretariat, EU Delegation, and COMPASS team took part to this meeting. The meeting discussed the progress made and issues faced in the implementation of the first years (January to December 2016) activities of the Project. The members of the PSC members expressed their gratitude towards the COMPASS team for the excellent work performed during the first year of the project. Finally and most importantly the Project Steering Committee approved the second annual work plan 2016.
The PSC 3 was followed by a workshop on the Broad Framework for the Sustainable Development of ASEAN Statistics (BFDAS) and was held during 28 and 29 January 2016. The objectives of this workshop was to revise the existing Broad Framework for the Sustainable Development of ASEAN Statistics; update the ASEAN Statistical Indicators Framework and to brainstorm on the Statistical Framework for the ASEAN Post 2015 Vision (ASEAN Community Vision 2025).
At the workshop, it was agreed that the EU-ASEAN COMPASS Project will provide support towards the finalization of the Statistical Framework during 2016. The implementation of the new Statistical Framework by the ASEAN Member States and ASEANstats will start in 2017.