On 7 March, UNECE presented in Dushanbe the major findings and recommendations of its Global Assessment of Tajikistan’s National System of Official Statistics to an audience that included government agencies, ministries, international organizations, media and other stakeholders. UNECE was represented by Lidia Bratanova, Director of Statistical Division, and Gabriel Gamez, Regional Adviser in Statistics.
Led by Gabriel Gamez, UNECE in partnership with EFTA and Eurostat conducted two advisory missions to Tajikistan and drafted the Global Assessment to provide a comprehensive analysis of the country’s institutional, organizational and technical capacity to produce official statistics and comply with international standards and recommendations. The Assessment will also help TAJSTAT, as well as international organizations and other bilateral partners, to better coordinate and prioritize statistical capacity-building programmes.
During the event, Statistics Norway presented its plan for a 3-year project on statistical capacity-building activities in Tajikistan with funding of US$ 2.8 million. The World Bank presented its contribution to a National Strategy for the development of statistics in Tajikistan.
The recommendations from the Global Assessment will be incorporated into the National Strategy. Tajikistan’s national programme of statistical work, including the Strategy, will serve as a framework for coordinating technical assistance and mobilizing financial resources from international and bilateral donors.
A Global Assessment is a tool for building an effective sustainable statistical system that fully meets user requirements. Together with partner organizations (EFTA and Eurostat), UNECE has so far conducted global assessments of the national statistical systems of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine, and will soon conduct one for Mongolia.
From 25 to 27 June this year, the partner organizations will organize a Management Seminar on Global Assessment to share best practices from the present round of global assessments and agree on future strategies.