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27.01.2011
Statistical Agency conducted Steering Committee meeting

 January 25, 2011. The Statistical Agency under president of Tajikistan hold the Strengthening Statistical National System project Steering Committee meeting. The Project Steering Committee chaired by the Presidential State Adviser on Economic Policy. The PSC consist of the Director of the Statistical Agency, deputy ministers of finance, justice, economic development and trade, education, health, agriculture, deputy chairman of State Committee on Investments and Public Property Management, and deputy chairman of the NBT. Total of 5 ministries and attended the SC meeting. 

The Steering Committee meeting for the Implementation of the Project, was opened by the Director of the Agency for Statistics BZ Mukhammadieva . She underlined that the work of the SC was carried out in consultation with statistical authorities of European countries and other donor countries. After that the Presidential Advisor Manzoorf Mahkamova, added that she regularly visits the Statistical Agency web site for infor-mation and she would like to know more about project achievement for the second half of 2010. 

The TAJSTAT Project Coordinator Mr. Safarov Bakhtiyor Safarov updated on the project outcomes for July to December 2010. In the course of discussion the participants learnt about next steps, and the preliminary work plan for the first half of 2011. 

In conclusion the SA Director Mrs. Mukhammadieva B.Z. expressed the general opinion of participants. In particular, the Director of the Agency noted that the project will be completed within five months and during these months the new Multi year integrated statistical program (MISP-2) will be developed. The draft of the document includes 140 different tasks for development of statistics and the document is based on the National Development Strategy of Tajikistan, Poverty Reduction Strategy of Tajikistan and the Millennium Development Goals. The document was presented to the experts review. In the case of timely preparation of the program it is expected that the project will continue, or there is an opportunity to start a new project. The Director has emphasized that the development of the program will be conducted in consultation of the World Bank and other donors. She also added that, the draft of the program will be introduced to the ministries and agencies of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan.