Technical assistance in 2016

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.

On 30 May–2 June 2016, the Statistics Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, in cooperation with the European Institute for Gender Equality and Statistics Lithuania, organized a joint workshop on gender statistics in Vilnius. The event was attended by the representatives of various international organisations and statistical offices of various countries, as well as specialists from statistical offices of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. Specialists of Statistics Lithuania contributed to the organisation of the seminar and provided presentations during it. One of the sessions for countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia was held at Statistics Lithuania. During the session, Lithuanian official statistics system, production and dissemination of demographic statistics was presented to the specialists of the said countries.

Together with partners from other EU countries' statistical offices, the implementation of the twinning project of Statistics Denmark "Strengthening of the national statistical system in Armenia" was further carried out in 2016. The experts of Statistics Lithuania provided assistance in the improvement of demographic and innovation statistics. Three visits of the experts of Statistics Lithuania to Yerevan were organised. Statistics Lithuania hosted one visit of specialists from the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia, with participation of the representatives of the Information Centre of the Institute of Hygiene and the Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania; Lithuanian official statistics system, production and dissemination of demographic and migration statistics were presented during the meeting.

At closure of the twinning project of Statistics Denmark in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the specialists of statistical offices of Bosnia and Herzegovina visited Statistics Lithuania to consult about structural business statistics.

In 2016, the implementation of the twinning project "Modernisation of Statistics Tunisia", guided by Statistics France (INSEE) and Statistics Italy (ISTAT), was started. Statistics Lithuania participates in the project as a partner. The experts of Statistics Lithuania consulted the colleagues from Tunisia about the certification of the statistical system according to the ISO standard; the Tunisian specialists visited Statistics Lithuania.

In 2016, within the framework of the EU project "Development of regional statistics in Moldova", carried out by GFA Consulting Group (Germany), DevStat (Spain), AAM Management Information Consulting Ltd. (Hungary) and Statistics Slovakia, Statistics Lithuania hosted two study visits of the specialists of Statistics Moldova on the use of administrative sources (in participation with the representatives of the Lithuanian State Social Insurance Fund Board (SODRA)) and reform of regional statistical offices.

In 2016, within the framework of the EU project implemented by DevStat and Statistics Lithuania, the experts of Statistics Lithuania participated in the assessment of business statistics in Palestine and national accounts in Belarus.

In July 2016, 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 contributed to organisation of technical seminar on business statistics for countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. An expert of Statistics Lithuania also participated in the seminar with the presentations on short-term statistics.

Within the framework of the World Bank's twinning project in Mongolia, implemented by Federal Statistical Office of Germany (DESTATIS), an expert of Statistics Lithuania consulted the colleagues from Mongolia about industrial statistics and calculation of industrial production index.

In 2016, Statistics Lithuania continued active participation in TAIEX programme actions. At Statistics Lithuania, the specialists of Statistics Macedonia consulted about methodology of sampling methods.

In 2016, based on the international partnership, the representatives of Statistics Korea visited Statistic Lithuania to consult about calculation of industrial and construction production indices.

Together with foreign partners, Statistics Lithuania, as a consortium partner, continued active participation in submission of applications for the participation in newly announced EU tenders for technical assistance projects in various countries. In 2016, together with ICON-Institute (Germany), a new EU tender for the development of the assessment of statistical systems and branch statistics in ENP countries was won; under the guidance of DevStat, together with other international partners, a tender for the World Bank's twinning project in Tajikistan "Implementation of national strategy in statistics" was won.


Document updated: 2017-07-04