Technical assistance in 2017

In pursuance of the objective set in the Strategy for 2013–2017 – to take over and spread best practice – Statistics Lithuania provided technical assistance to foreign statistical offices. The specialists of Statistics Lithuania, as short-term experts, were actively participating in technical assistance projects carried out by other countries’ statistical offices and various foreign companies.

In 2017, the twinning project of Statistics Denmark “Strengthening of the national statistical system in Armenia” was completed. The experts of Statistics Lithuania provided assistance in the improvement of demographic and innovation statistics. Four visits of the experts of Statistics Lithuania to Yerevan were organised.

The twinning project "Modernisation of Statistics Tunisia", guided by Statistics France (INSEE) and Statistics Italy (ISTAT), was completed. Statistics Lithuania participated in the project as a partner. In 2017, the experts of Statistics Lithuania continued providing consultations to the colleagues from Tunisia about the certification of the statistical system according to the ISO standard.

In 2017, within the framework of the MEDSTAT IV project guided by Expertise France, Statistics Lithuania together with statistical offices of France, Italy, Denmark, Hungary and Turkey participated in the regional seminars on publicizing of statistics and work with users (in Athens) and statistical cooperation (in Paris).

Within the framework of the EU project “Assistance for ENP-East countries in implementing EU standards” (ENP-East, Second Platform (Statistics))”, implemented by Expertise France and Statistics Lithuania, specialists of Statistics Lithuania organised a technical seminar on labour market statistics for the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. The seminar was held in Vilnius in July 2017. In November 2017, Statistics Lithuania contributed to organisation of a high-level seminar on the Law on Statistics which took place in Kishinev. In the seminars, the experts of Statistics Lithuania provided presentations about the Labour Force Survey in Lithuania and the policy of reduction of the statistical reporting burden to respondents in Lithuania.

In 2017, within the framework of the World Bank’s twinning project in Tajikistan “Implementation of national strategy in statistics”, experts of Statistics Lithuania consulted the colleagues from Tajikistan about SDMX and calculation of industrial production index.  The specialists from Tajikistan visited Statistics Lithuania and consulted about SDMX, statistical data quality in publications and on website.

In 2017, Statistics Lithuania continued participation in TAIEX programme actions. Consultations about quality management system for improvement of statistical processes were provided to the specialists of the statistical office of Belarus.  

The seminar “Official statistics quality: challenges and opportunities” for the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) and Mongolia was held in Minsk. Administrative data use for the Population and Housing Census 2011 and preparation of the census in 2021 in Lithuania was discussed in the seminar.

Together with foreign partners, Statistics Lithuania, as a consortium partner, continued submitting applications for the participation in newly announced tenders for the projects on technical assistance for various countries. In 2017, under the guidance of the ICON-Institute (Germany), together with statistical offices of Germany, Bulgaria and the Netherlands, a new EU tender for the assistance to the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan in implementation of the EU standards was won.

Document updated: 2018-02-20