Virtual JODI Session: Olade Workshop on Methodological Harmonization of Energy Statistics

20 Jul  - 23 Oct 2020   |   Virtual Platform, Ecuador

Vertual JODI Session

Joint Organisation Data Initiative (JODI) has been featured during the Training Workshop on Methodological Harmonization of Energy Statistics organised by the Latin American Energy Organization (Olade) with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank. The virtual workshop has gathered more than 150 experts from national administrations of its 27 member countries from 20 July to 23 October Training sessions dedicated to the organisation’s new monthly hydrocarbon data collection mechanism focused on definitional and methodological compatibilities between the new questionnaire and JODI-Oil and JODI-Gas datasets. 

Olade has held the workshop to introduce its new set of energy data questionnaires to officials of their member countries. These new questionnaires were developed over last two years with supports of key JODI Partners to align their definitions and methodologies to the international standard set by the International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES). In this regard, definitional and methodological compatibility among JODI, IRES and Olade’s new questionnaires have been the key element during the workshop.

During the opening session for English speaking Caribbean countries, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reiterated their support for Olade's harmonisation efforts while the International Energy Forum (IEF) emphasised role of JODI to improve global energy data transparency as well as data comparability.

The workshop will conclude with a plenary session defining the actions to be taken at both the Organization and country level to implement the new methodology including a plan for future follow-up workshops.

Full workshop contents are available at the Olade event page.