The Strategy of Statistics Lithuania for 2018–2022 encompasses Direction III, which envisages strengthening the international image of the institution, increasing involvement of employees in the improvement of activities of Statistics Lithuania at all levels and sharing best practices.
EU twinning project in Azerbaijan
In the EU Twinning Project “Support to the State Statistical Committee and the State Tax Service under the Ministry of Economy to strengthen collection, harmonization, analysis, publishing and dissemination of business statistics” (AZ/16/ENI/ST/01/19 (AZ/53)), a breakthrough has taken place. In early September, Finnish Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA) came to Baku. On 20–23 September, the experts of Statistics Lithuania were the first “to break” the remote work and implemented the first onsite mission in Baku. They shared experience with colleagues from Azerbaijan on a logical design for the renewal and expansion of the software functions for proper maintenance and updating of the State Register of Statistical Units (SRSU).
On 4–5 October, the 5th project Steering Committee (SC) meeting and project mid-term event took place in Baku with participation of the project partners and ambassadors of Lithuania and the Netherlands. However, depending on the situation and specific requirements in the participating countries, the hybrid method (onsite/online) was used for these events – this was a real way forward.
On 12–15 October, the second Statistics Lithuania experts’ mission to Baku took place. During the mission, Lithuanian experts together with the colleagues from Azerbaijan addressed the inclusion of the five new administrative data sources to SRSU software.