Visit of the OECD experts – Statistical Peer Review

On 26–27 October, Statistics Lithuania hosted the second meeting of the OECD experts on the Statistical Peer Review. The mission on Lithuania's accession to the OECD in the statistical and statistical policy domains was headed by Mr Paul Schreyer, Deputy Director of the OECD Statistics Directorate, with participation of Mr Julien Dupont from the Global Relations and Communications Division of the Statistics Directorate and Coordinator for Lithuania, and Mr Charles Aspden, the OECD consultant on national accounts, as well as invited OECD experts – Mr Hans Viggo Sæbø (Statistics Norway) and Mr Gerardo Durand Alcántara (National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico).

The aim of the visit was to discuss the course and plans of the Statistical Peer Review. The importance of the first legal instrument – Recommendation on Good Statistical Practice, adopted by the OECD Council in November 2015, to statistics and compliance of Lithuania's statistics with 12 recommendations of this document was highlighted.

The meeting with the OECD experts was also attended by the representatives of other producers of official statistics (the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Lithuania) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which coordinates the process of Lithuania's accession to the OECD. The specialists of Statistics Lithuania and other institutions presented the achievements and novelties implemented after the 2015 visit, discussed statistical domains, data preparation and transmission deadlines and methods.

From left to right: Gerardo Durand Alcántara, Julien Dupont, Paul Schreyer, Hans Viggo Sæbø, and Charles Aspden.