The third meeting of the Expert Group on Informal Sector Statistics (Delhi Group) was organised by the Department of Statistics Programme Implementation, Ministry of Planning, Government of India at New Delhi during 17-19 May, 1999.
Programme of the Meeting The programme of the meeting was as under:
Clarification and operationalisation of the 15th ICLS/1993 SNA International definition for Informal Sector.
Development of strategies to address sample frame and weighting issues in Informal Sector Surveys.
Development of an appropriate methodology for more accurate measures of value added from informal sector
Mr. Asthana then outlined the recommendations arising from Session-II and invited comments from the floor. A number of changes were suggested and incorporated. He also outlined the recommendations for Session-III and minor changes suggested by participants were incorporated.
It was proposed to hold the next meeting of the Delhi Group either at the ILO headquarters in Geneva or in Nigerian Capital, Lagos after June, 2000 but before September, 2000. The actual venue and dates of the fourth meeting of the Delhi Group will be decided by Mr.O.O. Ajayi, Director General, Federal Office of Statistics, Nigeria in consultation with Mr. Ralf Husssmanns of ILO and intimated to Delhi Group Secretariat by September, 1999 so as to enable it to initiate preparatory steps for holding the next meeting. The following agenda was also agreed upon. Focus in the next meeting would be on the first two items.
VOTE OF THANKS
The Session was concluded with a vote of thanks by Mr. Ajayi on behalf of the Delhi Group participants to Mr. Asthana and the Indian Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation for hosting the third meeting. Mr. Asthana then thanked the participants and closed the meeting.
Documentation : Papers listed at Annex III were presented during the meet