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23.12.2010
Statistical Agency summed up the project for the second half of 2010

Today there was a regular semi-annual meeting of the donors of «Strengthening the National Statistical System (TAJSTAT) project» in the Statistical Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan.

The results of the project for 2010 and plans for the first half of 2011 were discussed at the meeting. It should be noted that in the second half of 2010, 6 study visits outside of Tajikistan for the 22 employees of the Agency were organized. At the same time 23 international expert missions of 34 experts from the Consortium (Germany, Denmark, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) were implemented. Moreover 6 training courses were organized where more than 100 employees of the Statistical Agency and representatives of other ministries and departments were implemented within this project.

The TAJSTAT project started in 2007 has been financed by the International Development Association (World Bank), DFID, Swedish International Cooperation Agency and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan. The total project is more than five million (5.85 million U.S. dollars). Project objective is to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the National Statistical System to enable it to provide relevant, timely and reliable data for evidence-based policy making in support of Government’s poverty reduction strategies and the process of economic development.

In addition the UNFPA representative (UN Fund for Population) has presented an annual report on the Funds collaboration with the Statistical Agency for 2010. With the financial support from UNFPA the Statistical Agency held a number of activities including trainings with the employees of the regional statistical offices and temporarily engaged census staff, development and broadcasting of TV spots and study tours. United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA) to continue its technical support to the Statistical Agency in 2011, particularly in the organization of round tables, trainings and other events related to the population and housing census.