On 16-17 August 2018, the Standards Service (SS) of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) held a workshop to learn about the upgraded version of the Advanced Data Planning Tool (ADAPT). The participants saw that the latest version, Version 1.1, presented a more complete relationship between planning and data production, particularly with a clear distinction between the demand and supply perspectives. Participants also appreciated how Data Plans and Basic Reports can now be tracked in the system.

Most of the participants came from the Statistical Standards Division, which is also the focal unit for ADAPT. They focused on editing the entries to clarify the data characteristics demanded by the relevant policies. The participants from the Statistical Policies and Programs Division and the Statistical Classifications Division worked on the Philippine Statistical Development Program 2018-2023 and the Regional Development Plan of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

On 4 September 2018, ADAPT will be presented at the Regional Statistical Committees Summit in order to incorporate all regions in the Philippines' ADAPT process.

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