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Support the development of the Georgian System of Statistics in the field of regional statistic

Before 1991, Georgian statistics had been a part of Soviet statistics; in the years 1991-2009 the country’s structure and position underwent frequent changes. A new phase was launched in 2009 with the adoption of the law on public statistics, resulting in the establishment of the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat). The aim of Geostat is to provide independent, objective and reliable statistical data that conform to international statistical standards. Access to these standards, including those applied by Polish statistics, is important for Geostat. An important element of support is also preparation of Georgian statistics to provide data at the regional and local levels. The decentralisation carried out in Georgia has resulted in an increased demand for such data, which are essential for local governments and for conducting regional policy.

This project is a continuation of earlier actions involving Polish public statistics under the 2011 project Support for the development of the Georgian statistics system in the field of regional accounts: Transfer of knowledge required to develop a methodology for calculations in selected macroeconomic categories by territorial breakdown and the 2013 project Support for the development of the Georgian statistics system in the field of regional accounts: Transfer of knowledge required to carry out calculations in selected macroeconomic categories by territorial breakdown.

Support the development of the Georgian System of Statistics in the field of regional statistic

The project was implemented by the Central Statistical Office (GUS) for the benefit of the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat) from 1 January to 31 December 2014. The aim was to provide comprehensive support for Georgia’s public statistics office in the field of regional statistics and to strengthen its institutional capacity as a partner for central and local government institutions with regard to the methodology of statistical surveys (including regional accounts) and statistical data analysis methods.

Under the project, support was provided for Georgian statisticians, including those from regional statistics offices, involved in drawing up regional data. It was also assumed that there would be an interest in regional statistics on the part of central and regional administration staff who were involved in planning and implementing regional development policy in Georgia.

The project envisaged training and consulting that covered the strategy of making regional statistical data available, organisation of statistical work, the compilation of national and regional accounts, the harmonisation of regional statistics with the European Statistical System, preparation and analysis of regional data and the use of administrative data in public statistics.

Support the development of the Georgian System of Statistics in the field of regional statistic

The project was implemented from 1 January to 31 December 2014. The outcome was improved capacity of Georgia’s public statistics, leading to better support of public administration units in making decisions concerning national and regional development. Georgian statisticians also acquired the knowledge needed to conduct analyses of regional development and to compile regional accounts in accordance with European standards.

The project included two five-day training and consulting meetings (in Poland and in Georgia) attended by representatives of Georgian statistics offices and Georgian ministries and local governments, at which 35 presentations were made. The project also led to the following publications: Recommendations in the field of development of regional analyses in the Georgian statistical system, Compendium of knowledge on regional accounts and Graphic presentation of statistical data. There were also graphs, maps, GIS and preparation of a Georgian-language version in printed and electronic form.

One of the anticipated long-term outcomes are calculations made by Geostat in selected macroeconomic categories at the regional level in accordance with the rules in force in EU countries, thereby leading to international comparability of data on GDP acquired by Georgia. Another outcome is the establishment of cooperation between Geostat and the central and regional administrations in the acquisition and exchange of statistical data.