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THIRD MEETING OF THE EXPERT GROUP 17-19 May, 1999 DETAILED AGENDA

Venue 

Seminar Room No. 1  
United Services Institute 
Rao Tula Ram Marg 
Opp. Signal Enclave, Palam Road

 

17 May 1999

09:30 -  10:00

Registration

10:00 -  11:00 

Inaugural  session

 
  • Welcome by Shri Vishnu Kumar, DDG, CSO, India  
  • Key Note address by Shri M. D. Asthana, Secretary,
  • Department of Statistics & Programme Implementation, India
  • Vote of thanks by Shri R.L.Narasimhan, CSO, India

11:00 -  11:30

Coffee Break

SESSION I

Clarification and Operationalisation of the SNA93 international definition for Informal Sector for national accounts and international comparison purposes.

11:30 - 13:00

Chairperson: Mr. Jacques Charmes, ORSTOM

Co-Chairperson: Dr. N.S. Sastry, DG & CEO,  NSSO, India

Rapporteur: Dr.Gulab Singh, Director, NAD,  CSO, India

Papers:

  1. What is to be expected from an operative approach to the Informal Sector? Rodrigo Negrete, Mexico 
  2. Issues relating to the international definition of the informal sector and their impact on the international comparability  of informal  sector statistics - Ralf Hussmanns, ILO 
  3. Informal Sector statistics  Australian view on the international definition, minimum dataset and selected data collection issues (circulated in second meeting and part of the paper re-circulted for  discussion) - Zia Abbasi,  Australia 
  4. Definition of the informal  sector and classification proposal - Tatiana Gonzalez Gutierrez with the cooperation of Oscar Franco - Colombo. 
  5. Definition and measurement on the informal sector - Renana Jhabvala, SEWA, India 
  6. Informal sector activities in  Rural India - A methodological Study - Jeemol Unni and Paul Jacob GIDR, India 
  7. Enhancing the international comparability of informal sector statistics - A review of national definitions of the informatl sector and a proposal of a harmonized definition for international reporting- Brigitte du Jeu, ILO
  8. Comparative use and usefulness of the cirteria recommended for the definition of the Informal Sector - Jacques Charmes, WEIGO

13:00 -  14:00

Lunch

 

 

14:00 -  15:30

SESSION 1 (Contd.)

 

 

15:30 -  16:00

Coffee Break

 

 

16:00 -  17:30

SESSION 1 (Contd.)

  18 May 1999

09.30-11.00 

SESSION I (Contd.) 

11.00-11.30 

Coffee Break 

11.30-13.00 

SESSION I (Contd.) 

13.00-14.00 

 

 

Lunch

SESSION II

10:00 -  11:30

Development of strategies to address sample frame and weighting issues in informal sector surveys.

 

 

Chairperson: Mr.Ralf Hussmanns, ILO

Co-Chairperson : Dr.Vaskar Saha, DDG, SDRD, NSSO, Calcutta (India)

Rapporteur: Dr. G.M. Boopathy, Director, NSSO, India

14:00 - 15:30

Paper :

 
  1. The Nigerias Experience of the Informal Sector Survey : The methodology and the issue of non-sampling errors - O. O. Ajayi & O. O. Akanji, Nigeria 
  2. Evolution of Sampling Frame for Surveys in Unorganised Sectors of Indian Economy - Country Paper, India 
  3. Labour Data in Latin America & Experience of  Labour Force Surveys in Pakistan - B. Herman, Netherland 
  4. Surveys concerning informal sector and their use  by national accounts systems: some points for discussion - R Negrete, Mexico

15:30 -  16:00

Coffee Break

16.00-17.30

SESSION II (Contd.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 May 1999

 

 

Session - II (Contd.)

 

10:30-10:45

Coffee Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session - III

Development of an appropriate methodology for more accurate measures of value-added from informal Sector

Chairperson : Mr. Oladejo O Ajayi, Nigeria

Co-Chairperson : Dr. A.C. Kulshreshtra, DDG, CSO, India

Rapporteur :Dr. V.K. Malhotra, Director, CSO, India

 

10:45 -  12:00

Papers :

 
  1.  
  2. On Contribution of Informal Sector in Indian Economy  - Dr. A. C. Kulshreshtra & Dr. Gulab Singh, NAD, CSO, India  
  3. Note on value added in Informal Sector - Lourdes Ferran, Venezuela

Presentation of Summary of Recommendations : Ralf Hussmanns, ILO,  Valedictory  Address by Chairperson of the Group.

14:30 -  15:30

Concluding Session (Contd.)

 

Chairperson: Shri M.D. Asthana, Secretary, DOS&PI, India

Co-Chairperson : Mr. Zia  Abbasi, Australia

Rapporteur : Ms. Du Jeu, ILO