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The Regional Workshop on the Exchange of Experiences on the Collection and Dissemination of Road and Railway Transport Statistics: Statistics on The Volume of Road Traffic (Vehicle-Kilometer)

08
-
10
December
2020
Location: 
Virtual
Event Type: 

The Regional Workshop on the Exchange of Experiences on the Collection and Dissemination of Road and Railway Transport Statistics: Statistics on The Volume of Road Traffic (Vehicle-Kilometer) is to be to be convened during 8- 10 December 2020. The regional workshop will be convened virtually. The workshop is part of ESCWA's strategy and is in follow up on the recommendations of the ESCWA Statistics Committee at its 13th session (January 2019) and the Regional workshop on the development of transport statistics and related sustainable development indicators in Arab countries (September 2019), which requested the ESCWA Secretariat to focus on systemic issues related to transport and road statistics.

Through this workshop, ESCWA aims to identify and rationalize the methodologies adopted by member countries in their production of statistics on the volume of road traffic, while ensuring that these methodologies comply with international standards and methodologies. It seeks primarily to study the methodologies and methods of calculation applied in different member countries, assess capacity-building needs to improve calculation methods, address the issue of statistical coverage and the availability of road traffic data measured by vehicle - kilometer, transport policy; fuel consumption; pollution Spatial planning; public transport planning; intermodal transport planning; taxes; road safety; and international comparisons, as well as new methods and methods that use technology to estimate the volume of road traffic, especially in times of the COVID 19 pandemic and in times of conflict and crisis.
 
Preparations for the Regional  workshop are accompanied by a number of preparatory activities, such as holding a preparatory meeting consisting of a limited number of  participants from the various Arab subregions which was held  on 29 September 2020, as well as the preparation of national working papers by national statistical offices that wish to present their countries’ experiences and present the most important features during the regional workshop. The workshop will also consider preparing a regional guideline. The concept and information note of the regional workshop-which has information on the accompanying preparatory activities, information on participation in these activities, as well as the deadlines for participation- can be found attached as well as at ESCWA website at the following link: https://www.unescwa.org/our-work/economic-statistics.The registration form to the workshop is also attached. The Agenda of the Workshop as well as related documents to the regional Workshop will be posted in due time.  The link to webpage to the Preparatory Meeting which was held on September 29.2020  in preparation to the regional workshop is: (webpage URLhttps://www.unescwa.org/our-work/economic-statistics.: )  and its proceedings at the following TEAMS link : https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/04681133-5fcf-42fa-8a79-af8081a9b868

Meeting Information:
Meeting Report (Ar)
Provisional Agenda
Concept and Information Note
Report of The Preparatory Meeting for The Regional Workshop on the Exchange of Experiences on the Collection and Dissemination of Road and Railway Transport Statistics: Statistics on The Volume of Road Traffic (Vehicle-Kilometer)
List of Participants

Presentations

Day 1:
 

  • Opening Remarks_ESCWA

Session 1: The ESCWA Regional Guideline on the Statistics on the Volume of Road Traffic (Vehicle -Kilometer) – A Proposal

Session 2: European Methodological Framework on Volume of Road Traffic

Day 2:
  Session 3: Statistics on the Volume of Road Traffic and Their Importance to SDG Monitoring

 
  Session 4: Statistics on the Volume of Road Traffic: Data Sources and Usage

  Session 5: Statistics on the Volume of Road Traffic: Complementary Data Sources in Times of Pandemic and Crisis:

 
Day: 3
      Session 6: Statistics on the Volume of Traffic: New Technologies and Complementary Data Sources and What They Offer:

 
     Session 7: Statistics on the Volume of Road Traffic: National Experiences: Identification of Methods, Challenges and Best Practices:
    
       Bahrain:

       Iraq:
       Lebanon:

      Syria:

Morocco:
      KSA:
 
     Tunisia:

Resources:

  • September Preparatory Meeting Report
  • Meeting Report
  • Workshop’s Evaluation Survey
  • Regional Guideline on Statistics on the Volume of Road Traffic (vehicles-km)

Recordings: