State Committee: Azerbaijan’s statistics system fully complies with int’l standards (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 24
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
The statistics system of Azerbaijan fully complies with international standards, Tahir Budagov, chairman of the State Statistics Committee, told reporters in Baku on Nov. 24.
This is also evidenced by the report on global assessment of the national statistics system of Azerbaijan, conducted by the European Statistical Bureau (Eurostat), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), said Budagov.
He noted that 35 highly qualified experts were involved in the project’s implementation.
“Moreover, 64 specialists of the State Statistics Committee took part in the project. International experts paid 37 visits to Azerbaijan, and meanwhile, local specialists participated in 14 foreign trainings,” said Budagov.
An event dedicated to the completion of the twinning project “Support to the State Statistical Committee in Modernisation of the National Statistics System of the Republic of Azerbaijan in line with European standards” was held in Baku on Nov. 24.
The European Union allocated 1.2 million euros for the improvement of the national statistical system of Azerbaijan.
The Federal Statistical Office of Germany and the National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria were main partners of the project. Moreover, the project was supported by the Netherlands, Slovenia, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Croatia.