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IRF Webinar on: “World Road Statistics for Beginners - Techniques and Methods”

06 June 2013

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The annual compilation of the official World Road Statistics (WRS) is one of IRF’s flagship projects. Published since 1964, the WRS remain the single comprehensive source of data for the international road, traffic and transport sectors.

Their credentials are derived from IRF’s unique network of primary statistical sources covering more than 200 countries. An exhaustive range of themes is covered in detail, including the latest available figures relating to road networks, traffic, vehicles in use, multimodal traffic comparisons (road, rail, and inland waterway), road expenditures, road accidents, CO2 emissions and energy.

This IRF Webinar will address the core characteristics of the raw data brought together in the WRS. It will introduce simple methodologies, elementary econometric techniques and examples to help you understand and analyse the data. It helps you in developing basic assessments on diverse projects and risks on transport, traffic and public investment at country level. It is your opportunity to become an expert on data analysis for your company or organisation and increase the value of the WRS data to serve your company’s business interests.

A series of IRF Webinars for advanced statistics and concrete applications will be announced after this IRF Webinar.

About the speaker

Dr. Cristian Gonzalez is an econometrician, statistician and economist who works as Programme Officer Statistics & Data at the International Road Federation in Geneva. He has a specific interest in modelling of transport, traffic and public issues. He worked as advisor at the World Health Organization, Inter-American Development Bank, European Investment Bank, International Labour Organization and for consulting firms on applied economics and data validation. He is an active member of the Task Force on Investments on Transport Projects at the OECD/International Transport Forum.

Who should attend?

The Webinar is especially geared towards the interests of road planners, policy makers & data analysts, national road authorities, statisticians, researchers, transport consultants, national and international NGOs, aid agencies, public & private project professionals.

No specific economic or econometric knowledge or expertise is required.


Please Register Online before 5 June 2013.

Registration Costs:

 For IRF-members:  150 CHF per user
 For non-IRF members:  250 CHF per user

Please be informed that payment of registration can be made through Pay Pal (accepting credit card & Pay Pal account holder payments). You can select the option to receive an invoice should you need one.

What is a Webinar?

A Webinar allows you to see and hear presentations transmitted over internet from where ever you are, and interact with the speaker and other participants by Q&A sessions and polling among other options. Please refer to the demo-video below.

System Requirements

To attend a webinar, the following is required:

For PC-based participants:

  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript and Java enabled)
  • Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
  • Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac-based participants:

  • Safari 3.0 or newer, Firefox 4.0 or newer or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript and Java enabled)
  • Mac OS X 10.6 – Snow Leopard or newer
  • Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)
  • Cable modem, DSL, ocan r better Internet connection

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone and speakers. (A USB headset is recommended.)

For Attendees with GoToMeeting app for iPad, iPhone or Android

  • Free GoToMeeting app from the App Store or Google Play
  • WiFi connection recommended to use VoIP
  • At this time attendees using the GoToMeeting app can only join GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar sessions