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Technical cooperation

Review paper by Eurostat

Coordination of technical cooperation in the UNECE region

The Bureau reviewed capacity building in February 2005 to consider how to further improve technical cooperation activities in the UNECE region. The Bureau requested UNECE, Eurostat and CIS-STAT to prepare a concrete proposal.

The Bureau reviewed the model used by PARIS 21 in the donors’ survey that is being planned for Africa, and noted that this work could be expanded to other regions.

Outcome of the review

In February 2006, the Bureau approved a strategy for the coordination of technical cooperation in the UNECE region based on the paper by UNECE, Eurostat and CIS-STAT.

In August-October 2006, UNECE, in cooperation with Eurostat and CIS-STAT, carried out a survey on donor activities in Central Asia to improve coordination of international support activities. The Bureau decided to submit the recommendations for consideration to a Task Team established by the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) in 2006 for drafting a report on coordination of donor activities. The Task Team; asked for continuous updating of information on donor programs through PRESS reporting and provision of material on ongoing projects through PARIS21. As the reporting is done under PARIS21, the special surveys on donor activities in Central Asia were not continued by UNECE.

Recently, UNECE jointly with Eurostat and EFTA, and with the support of the World Bank, reintroduced a revised donor coordination survey filled in both by countries and donors. The survey will be developed further so that it could be used as a direct input to PARIS21.
Related initiatives
In 2006, UNECE launched a Working Group on Statistics under the UN Special Programme for Economies of Central Asia (SPECA). The group meets annually to discuss needs for capacity building and coordinate donor activities.

Global assessments (GA) of national statistical systems are also a good example of the close coordination of activities between UNECE, Eurostat and EFTA for the benefit of countries. Currently, global assessments are used for planning donor activities by a number of international organisations.

Related initiatives

In 2006, UNECE launched a Working Group on Statistics under the UN Special Programme for Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) . The group meets annually to discuss needs for capacity building and coordinate donor activities.

Global assessments (GA) of national statistical systems are also a good example of the close coordination of activities between UNECE, Eurostat and EFTA for the benefit of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, and South-East Europe. Currently, global assessments are used for planning donor activities, e.g. by the World Bank.

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