Memorandums
 
 

Bilateral agreements on cooperation in the field of statistics between statistical offices of the Republic of Uzbekistan and foreign countries

1. Agreement between the Ministry of Macroeconomics and Statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the State Committee of the Russian Federation on Statistics on cooperation in the field of statistics. Tashkent, 20 January, 1999.

2. Agreement between the Ministry of Macroeconomics and Statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine on cooperation in the field of statistics. Kiev, 20 May, 1999.

3. Agreement between the Ministry of Macroeconomics and Statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan on cooperation in the field of statistics. Tashkent, 23 July, 1999.

4. Agreement between the Ministry of Macroeconomics and Statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the State Department of Georgia on Statistics on cooperation in the field of statistics. Tashkent, 3 February, 2000.

5. Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of statistics between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and Statistics Korea of the Republic of Korea. Tashkent, 24 August, 2011

6. Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic, Tashkent, October 5, 2017.

7. Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation in the Field of Statistics between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Committee on Statistics, Tashkent, November 8, 2018.

8. Memorandum of Understanding between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and the World Bank Group, Tashkent, April 10, 2019.

9. Memorandum of Understanding between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia on cooperation in the field of statistics, Tashkent, March 4, 2020.

10. Memorandum of Understanding between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and the Ministry of Statistics and the implementation of programs of the Republic of India on cooperation in the field of statistics, Tashkent, March 3, 2020.

11. Memorandum of Understanding between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) on cooperation in the field of statistics, Tashkent, March 5, 2020.

News
 

Exchange of experience in the field of population statistics and censuses

 PUBLISHED: 23/02/2021

On February 22, the SESRIC Center for Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Professional Training for Islamic Countries in cooperation with the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) organized a webinar on the experience in the field of population statistics and censuses.

This webinar is part of the CESRIC series of webinars for the exchange of statistical experience in the member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

For reference: The international statistical community recognizes population and housing censuses as an important source for providing disaggregated data needed to measure progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially in the context of assessing the situation of people by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migration status, disability and geographic location, or other characteristics.

The webinar participants were presented with presentations on the following topics: Population statistics and censuses. Turkey experience; an address-based population registration system; 2011 Population and Housing Census, 2021 Population and Housing Census (relative to registration-based census).

Deputy of the Department of Census Methodology and for Work with Cartographic Documents Jamshid Eshniyazov took part in the webinar on behalf of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics.

An online meeting was held with representatives of the Asian Development Bank

 PUBLISHED: 19/02/2021

The Asian Development Bank organized a seminar for Goskomstat specialists on the topic “Selected indicators of the system of national accounts”.

Specialists from the Office of Macroeconomic Indicators and National Accounts, together with experts from the Manila Office of the Asian Development Bank: Mr. Mr. Jennine G. Antonio and Ms. Sara May A. Manuel conducted a comprehensive quality assessment of the SNA statistics and trained in the compilation of selected SNA indicators.

During the collaborative work, presentations and discussions took place on the following topics: Indirectly Measured Financial Services, Digital Economy, VAT Matrix, Non-Observed Economy, and Supply and Use Tables.

Based on the results of the working meetings, recommendations were developed that will serve the stage-by-stage implementation of the 2008 SNA standards and the implementation of the tasks defined in the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics for 2020-2025.

Uzbekistan has joined the International Open Data Charter and became the 23rd country in the world

 PUBLISHED: 19/02/2021

Uzbekistan has joined the International Open Data Charter as the 23rd country, becoming the third country in Asia after South Korea and Philippines.

Ensuring the openness of the activities of State authorities and management is one of the important mechanisms for the democratization of the public administration system in the Republic of Uzbekistan. In the Strategy of Action on the five priority areas of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021, ensuring the openness of the activities of State authorities and management, the introduction of modern forms of providing information concerning the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of individuals and legal entities is identified as a priority area of reforming the public administration system.

In order to achieve the goals, set in the development of open data in our country, in April 2019, the decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. PP-4273 “On additional measures to ensure the openness and transparency of public administration, as well as to increase the statistical potential of the country” was adopted.

In accordance with this decree, the State Committee on Statistics was appointed responsible for coordinating the activities of state bodies and organizations in terms of work on the formation, maintenance and updating of the list of open data sets and timely reflection of relevant information on the Open Data Portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In April 2019, the Department for Monitoring and Coordinating the activities of the Open Data Portal was created in the structure of the central office of the State Committee on Statistics.

The Open Data Charter is a collaboration between over 150 governments and organisations working to open up data based on a shared set of principles.

The six ODC principles were developed in 2015 by governments, civil society, and experts around the world to represent a globally-agreed set of aspirational norms for how to publish data: 

  • Open by default — this represents a real shift in how government operates and how it interacts with citizens. At the moment we often have to ask officials for the specific information we want. Open by default turns this on its head and says that there should be a presumption of publication for all. Governments need to justify data that’s kept closed, for example for security or data protection reasons. To make this work, citizens must also feel confident that open data will not compromise their right to privacy;
  • Timely and Comprehensive - Open data is only valuable if it’s still relevant. Getting information published quickly and in a comprehensive way is central to its potential for success. As much as possible governments should provide data in its original, unmodified form;
  • Accessible and Usable — Ensuring that data is machine readable and easy to find will make data go further. Portals are one way of achieving this. But it’s also important to think about the user experience of those accessing data, including the file formats that information is provided. Data should be free of charge, under an open license, for example, those developed by Creative Commons;
  • Comparable and Interoperable — Data has a multiplier effect. The more quality datasets you have access to, and the easier it is for them to talk to each other, the more potential value you can get from them. Commonly-agreed data standards play a crucial role in making this happen;
  • For Improved Governance and Citizen Engagement — Open data has the capacity to let citizens (and others in government) have a better idea of what officials and politicians are doing. This transparency can improve public services and help hold governments to account;
  • For Inclusive Development and Innovation — Finally, open data can help spur inclusive economic development. For example, greater access to data can make farming more efficient, or it can be used to tackle climate change. Finally, we often think of open data as just about improving government performance, but there’s a whole universe out there of entrepreneurs making money off the back of open data.

The key reforms in the accession were the high performance of the Republic of Uzbekistan in all available indices and ratings that evaluate open data in the world:

  • The Republic of Uzbekistan became the first country in Central Asia to be included in the most comprehensive list of open data portals in the world org.
  • According to the UN E-Government Review 2020, Uzbekistan is among the 41 countries with the highest Open Data Index (Very High OGDI) in the world.».
  • According to Open Data Inception, Uzbekistan ranks 6th in the world in terms of the number of open data sources.
  • Uzbekistan, according to the Open Data Inventory (ODIN) rating, scored 63 points and ranked 44th in the world and 1st in Central Asia, and also rose by 125 positions.

 Also, an important guide in improving the effectiveness of the work carried out in this direction was the Presidential Decree “On improving the position of the Republic of Uzbekistan in international ratings and indices, as well as the introduction of a new mechanism for systematic work with them in state bodies and organizations” dated June 2, 2020.

Meeting with representatives of the International Monetary Fund

 PUBLISHED: 28/01/2021

On January 28, 2021 in a videoconferencing mode the Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics - Begalov Bakhodir Abdusalomovich held talks with the Head of the IMF Mission to Uzbekistan - Mr. Ron van Rooden.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a wide range of issues of cooperation in the light of the adoption of the Ruling of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On measures for further improvement and development of the national statistics system of the Republic of Uzbekistan” within the framework of Uzbekistan's transition to the Special Data Dissemination Standard” (SDDS) of the IMF, GDP statistics.
The welcoming speech highlighted the Ruling RP-4796 and the items of the roadmap for the implementation of the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics. The parties talked more specifically about the issues of macroeconomic statistics and touched upon the aspects of perspective cooperation and technical assistance from the IMF. The IMF representatives noted the positive dynamics of the on-going large-scale reforms in the Republic of Uzbekistan, including in terms of the activities of the statistics bodies, also expressed their intention to actively assist within the framework of Uzbekistan’s transition to the “Special Data Dissemination Standard” (SDDS) of the IMF.
The meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Meeting with the mission of the International MonetaryFund

 PUBLISHED: 26/01/2021

On January 25, 2021, a meeting of the Goskomstat leadership with a mission of experts from the International Monetary Fund within the framework of IMF technical assistance on integrating fiscal rules into the budget process was held in the videoconference mode.
The talks with the IMF mission were held by the First Deputy Chairman of the State Committee on Statistics Dilshod Kholmurodov.
The work carried out by Goskomstat to improve and develop the national statistics system of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and the implementation of the roadmap for the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics for 2020-2025 were covered.
The IMF mission highly appreciated the efforts of the State Committee on Statistics and noted the key role of statistics in the successful implementation of the state's fiscal policy.
As a result of the conference call, the parties agreed to continue close cooperation on all topical issues of statistical practice.

Training course of the Asian Development Bank “Crisis Management”

 PUBLISHED: 26/01/2021

On January 25, 2021, the Asian Development Bank held a training course on “Crisis Management”via videoconference. It was attended by the responsible employees of the Department of Demography and Labor Statistics - Olga Zolotaeva and the Department of Service Statistics - Nigora Yakubova.
In the training program, presentations were made by international experts, Mr. David Sawyer, Mr. Steward Maugham, and Mrs. Rachel Andras.
The training participants learned about the strategy of contingency planning and provision of services in crisis situations; with sources of financing for crisis expenses; assessed the mechanism for handling complaints and suggestions in the anti-crisis management; discussed the importance of gender issues in crisis management.
For reference: this training is part of the activities organized by the Asian Development Bank within the framework of the Program of Support to the Government of Uzbekistan in the implementation of the anti-crisis plan.

Online training course in tourism statistics

 PUBLISHED: 22/01/2021

On January 21 this year, within the framework of the UN World Data Forum, a webinar was organized on the topic “Strengthening the use of data in journalism”.
The webinar is aimed at the effective use of data in journalistic activities, the effective use of modern ICT in creating news, reliance on the principles of simplicity, openness and clarity in the delivery of information, as well as exchange of views on the activities of journalists in various fields.
More than 270 journalists and representatives of organizations working with data in various fields took part in the online webinar.
At the webinar, the Deputy Editor of the international media platform Devex - Jessica Abrahams, Deputy Director of the Department of Statistics of South Africa - Ashwell Jennecker, journalist of the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona Sarah Cohen, Resource Watch Director of the World Resources Institute - Anders Pedersen with reports on improving the efficiency of using data in journalism.
The head of the Information Service Usmon Abdurasulov and employees of the service took part in the event on behalf of the State Committee on Statistics.

Exchange of experience in the field of business statistics with the Department of Statistics Malaysia

 PUBLISHED: 21/01/2021

On January 21, this year, a webinar was held at the Center for Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) together with the Statistical Service of Turkey (TurkStat) on the exchange of experience “Innovation Statistics”.
The event opened with introductory remarks by Dr. Atilla Karaman, Director of the Department of Statistics and Information, and Mr. Gökhan Elyildirim, Representative of the Statistical Service of Turkey.
Employees of the central office took part in the online meeting on behalf of the State Committee on Statistics.
The webinar covered topics related to the sample survey, such as concepts and definitions, methodological framework, classification, coverage and statistical units, information collection, measurement and analysis, and dissemination.
During the event, the participants shared their experience in innovation statistics.
At the end of the webinar, the participants agreed to continue close cooperation on all relevant issues of statistical practice.

Committee staff participate in a training course on compiling climate change indicators

 PUBLISHED: 07/01/2021

From 6 January to 12 February this year, an e-learning course on “Compiling Climate Change Indicators: An Accounting Approach” will be held by the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP).

This course introduces concepts related to the compilation of indicators to inform climate change. Topics discussed include, but are not limited to: climate change policies and indicators; energy and emission accounts and data sources. The course will also feature two webinars, on presentation of topics and questions / answers.

On behalf of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics, this course is attended by the Deputy Head of the Department of Statistical Observations of Agricultural Producers Abdujalil Kadirov, Chief Specialist of the Department for the Formation of Summary Analytical Information on Structural Changes in Agriculture Azima Gafurova, Chief Specialist of the Department of Statistical Observations producers Nigora Dekhkanova, as well as Head of the Department of Energy Statistics, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Calculations Babakhanov Elyor.

Upon completion of the course and subject to resource availability, practical assistance will be provided to countries interested in compiling climate change indicators that will be presented and discussed during the course.

An online seminar on “Sustainable Development Targets-3” was organized

 PUBLISHED: 30/12/2020

On 28-30 December 2020, the Bureau of Statistics of Pakistan organized an online workshop on "Sustainable Development Targets-3"

It was also attended by the head of the Department of Statistical Observations in the field of education, Health, Science and Innovation of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics Shayhali Abdurakhmanov.

At this seminar, presentations were made by representatives of the Bureau of Statistics of Pakistan, the Center for Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), the Bureau of Statistics of the Gambia. The participants exchanged views on these presentations, shared their knowledge and experience.

At the end of the event, the participants agreed on further work to achieve the Sustainable Development Targets.

The issue of joining the International Open Data Charter was discussed

 PUBLISHED: 29/12/2020

On December 28, 2020, an online consultation was held between Goskomstat and the Deputy Director of the International Charter of Open Data with the support of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, in which the issues of joining the Republic of Uzbekistan to the International Charter of Open Data were discussed. 

The State Committee on Statistics cooperation with International open data Charter is available on the basis of the decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from April 9, 2019 No. 4273 "On additional measures to ensure openness and transparency of public administration, and improving statistical capacity of the country" and the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan from December 23, 2020 No. 808 "On measures for the further development of open data in the Republic of Uzbekistan".

In this online consultation, Natalia Carfi, Deputy Director of the International Open Data Charter, informed representatives of the State Statistics Committee about the readiness for fruitful joint work in 2021. Also, the representative of the Charter said that they are pleased with the progress in the development of open data, which the Republic of Uzbekistan has demonstrated in recent years.

Following the results of online consultations, the representatives of the party agreed to start the process of accession of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the International Open Data Charter from the beginning of 2021. This process will be supported by the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan.

An online meeting was held within the framework of the International Comparison Program 2021

 PUBLISHED: 22/12/2020

On December 21-22 this year, an online meeting was held, organized by the Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States, dedicated to updating the list of consumer goods and services purchased by households for the International Comparison Program (ICP 2021), based on purchasing power parity in the CIS region. Responsible specialists headed by the head of the price statistics department Umarov Mukhtar Turaevich and the head of the department of macroeconomic indicators and national accounts Mamirov Aziz Otakhonovich took part in this online meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to update the list of consumer goods and services purchased by households as part of the international comparison program based on purchasing power parity in the CIS region (ICP 2021).

The meeting was opened by AE Kosarev, Deputy Chairman of the CIS Statistical Committee. presentation, in which he outlined the history of the development of the International Comparison Program, and also pointed out the relevance of the International Comparison Program for the development of statistics.

At the meeting, consultants of the CIS Statistical Committee provided for discussion the presentation of the specifications of consumer goods-representatives for groups 01 "Food, drinks and tobacco", 02 "Goods for personal use", 03 "Household goods", 04 "Services". Much attention in the reports of consultants was paid to issues related to the appearance in the specification of new goods and services for the ICP.

The Importance of Open Data in Preventing Corruption

 PUBLISHED: 21/12/2020

On December 18, 2020, the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan, together with the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan and the International

Charter of Open Data, organized a videoconference workshop on the topic “The Importance of Open Data in Preventing Corruption”.

The seminar was devoted to the development of an open data ecosystem in order to increase the transparency of government bodies and prevent corruption.

The seminar was attended by over 70 employees from ministries and organizations of our country.

The event discussed the basics of open data, the principles of the International Open Data Charter, datasets and international data standards, and how open data can help countries fight corruption.

The 61st meeting of the Council of Heads of Statistical Services of the Commonwealth of Independent States was held

 PUBLISHED: 18/12/2020

On December 18, the 61st meeting of the Council of Heads of Statistical Services of the CIS was held via videoconference

For information: The Council determines the directions of cooperation in the field of statistics within the framework of the Commonwealth; discusses and makes decisions on the most important issues of interaction on statistical issues; approves the work program of the CIS Statistical Committee, creates relevant bodies and commissions to consider issues of statistical methodology, approves regulatory documents and regulations on them; interacts with international organizations. Since 2018, the Republic of Uzbekistan has become a full member of the CIS Statistical Committee and regularly takes part in the work of the Council of Heads.

This year, the heads of the statistical services of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will discuss a wide range of issues on the agenda, which includes:

- preparation and conduct of the 2020 round of population censuses in the CIS;

- the program of international comparisons based on the purchasing power parity of currencies in the CIS region: the results of the International Comparison Program (ICP) of the CIS 2017 and implementation of the program in 2021

- preparation of the Russian-language version of the Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP 2018);

- aspects of the work of the CIS statistical services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and many others.

The meeting is attended by the Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics - Bakhodir Abdusalomovich Begalov.

In his speech, the Chairman of the State Statistics Committee noted: “The Republic of Uzbekistan is actively preparing for the first general population census in the last 30 years. In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. UP - 5655 dated February 5, 2019 “On approval of the Concept of conducting a population census in the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2022”, it was supposed to take place from November 1 to 25, 2022, and a pilot census in November 2021. Considering that this is the first census in the country over the years of independence, as well as in order to thoroughly prepare for the population census in accordance with the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. 710 of November 11, 2020 “On measures to organize and conduct the population census of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2023 year” the deadline for its holding is 2023.

Today, preparatory work on the census is underway at the republican and territorial levels, a package of necessary instructive and methodological materials is being developed, and cartographic material is being prepared to ensure the completeness of population registration and the quality of the census results. International organizations, including the CIS Statistical Committee, provide assistance in the preparation of the population census of the Republic of Uzbekistan. " and expressed gratitude to the meeting participants.

Following the meeting of the Council of Heads, fundamental decisions were made that will determine the work of the CIS statistical services in the new conditions of the pandemic, the Program of Work of the CIS Statistical Committee for 2021, plans for the upcoming Global Program of International Comparisons in 2021, preparation and conduct of the population census round will be approved 2020 in the CIS member states.

Malayziyaning statistika faoliyatini tashkil etish yuzasidan xalqaro e'tirof etilgan ilg‘or modellarni joriy etish bo‘yicha tajribasi o‘rganilmoqda

 PUBLISHED: 18/12/2020

In pursuance of the resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No.PP-4796 dated 03.08. "On measures to further improve and develop the national system of statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan", the State Statistics Committee pays special attention to the exchange of best practices in the field of statistics with national statistical agencies of other countries.

The Department of Statistics Malaysia is one of such examples. In particular, on December 16-17, 2020, a virtual study visit was organized to the Department of Statistics Malaysia via videoconferencing, where topical topics on the effective organization of statistical activities and the implementation of modern internationally recognized models in practice were discussed. The event was organized with the support of the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Malaysia.

During the event, the experience of the Department of Statistics Malaysia was studied and presentations were made on the topic:

1. Experience of Malaysia in the implementation of GSBPM and GSIM;

For reference: GSBPM - Generic Statistical Business Process Model. It describes and defines the set of business processes required for the production of official statistics. Provides a standard framework and consistent terminology to assist statistical organizations in modernizing statistical production processes, and to exchange methods and components. Developed in 2008 by UNECE in cooperation with Eurostat and OECD based on the experience of New Zealand. The model has been improved and the latest version # 5 launched on January 1, 2019.

GSIM - Generic Statistical Information Model. Based on sample terminology from Nehvatel. Objective: To achieve a common language for understanding / accepting statistical classifications and the relationships between them. It is a terminological and conceptual model that provides a framework for compiling metadata and managing statistical classifications. Developed in 1999 by the UNECE in cooperation with the statistical agencies of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The model was improved, and on December 14, 2016 launched the 2nd modernized version.

2. Implementation of NQAF;

For reference: NQAF - National Quality Assurance Framework (guidance). It provides guidance for the development and implementation of national quality assurance frameworks that ensure quality in different circumstances and situations, and thus help countries to establish official statistics as a reliable source of information in an ever-changing environment. The latest version of the guide was adopted by the UN Statistical Commission in March 2019 (5th session, decision 50/106).

3. GSBPM: good practices in surveys of the economic sector, households, and labor force.

For reference: Representatives of the Department of Statistics Malaysia in their presentations familiarized the participants of the event with the practice of introducing GSBPM requirements into survey processes, such as surveys of the economic sector, households, and the labor force. For the example of each survey, all stages of compliance with the components and subcomponents of GSBPM are disclosed.

At the end of the event, the parties agreed to continue this kind of events on topical issues, in particular, on the effective use of advanced ICT capabilities in production processes, effective organization of censuses, improvement of sectoral statistics, etc.

Survey on the use of information and communication technologies in enterprises

 PUBLISHED: 17/12/2020

On December 17 of this year, a webinar was held at the Center for Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) to study the experience of conducting research on the use of ICT in households.

The event was opened with an opening speech by the Director of the Department of Statistics and Information of SESRIC, Dr. Atilla Karaman.

The online meeting from the State Committee on Statistics was attended by the Head of the Department for the Development of Information and Communication Technologies and Interactive Public Services Shokhrukh Odilov, the Head of the Department for the formation of summary analytical information and indicators of service sector development programs Abdugafir Mirzakhidov, Chief Specialist of the Current Accounts Department of the Department of Macroeconomic Indicators and National Accounts - Fazliddin Berdiyorov, as well as the chief specialist of the Department for the organization of sample surveys of entrepreneurial activity of the Directorate for surveys of the business environment, statistics of business development Rakhimzhon Rasulov.

This webinar covered topics related to ICT business survey such as concepts and definitions, methodological framework, classification, coverage and statistical units, information collection, measurement and analysis, and dissemination.

During the event, participants shared their experiences in researching the use of ICT in enterprises.

At the end of the webinar, the participants agreed to continue close cooperation on all topical issues of statistical practice.

Preparations for multi-indicator cluster surveys continue

 PUBLISHED: 14/12/2020

In order to ensure the implementation of the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated July 24, 2019 "On conducting a Multi-Indicator Cluster Survey in the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2020-2021", in cooperation with the State Committee on Statistics and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and international experts, preparations are being made for surveys .

During the period from 14 to 26 December of this year, trainings are organized for selected supervisors and interviewers from the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Tashkent region and the city of Tashkent in order to test the prepared questionnaires for conducting surveys using the CAPI program.

Upon completion of the training sessions, it is planned to test questionnaires using the CAPI program in the Almazar district of Tashkent, Yangiyul district of Tashkent region and the city of Yangiyul, Khodjeyli district and Nukus district of the Republic of Karakalpakstan. aqalpog‘iston Respublikasi Xo‘jayli tumani va Nukus tumanidan tanlab olingan mahalla fuqarolar yig‘inlaridagi xonadonlarda savolnomalarni CAPI dasturidan foydalangan holda sinovdan o‘tkazish rejalashtirilgan.

Committee staff participate in online trainings organized by the UAE

 PUBLISHED: 11/12/2020

On December 10 this year, Goskomstat employees took part in online trainings organized by the United Arab Emirates. These trainings are dedicated to current topics in the field of public administration.

In connection with the pandemic, these trainings are conducted online and are aimed at improving the qualifications of employees of ministries and departments in the field of public administration.

The trainings are attended by the head of the department of digitalization of statistical reporting and programming tasks Zaitsev Chingiz and deputy head of the department of census methodology and work with cartographic documents Jamshid Eshniyazov.

Research on the use of information and communication technologies in households

 PUBLISHED: 10/12/2020

On December 10 this year, a webinar was held at the Center for Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) in cooperation with the Turkish Statistical Service (TurkStat) to study the experience of conducting research on the use of ICT in households.

The event opened with opening remarks by the Director of the Department of Statistics and Information, Dr. Atilla Karaman, and the representative of the Turkish Statistical Service, Mr. Bilal Qurban.

The head of the Department of Living Standards Statistics and Population Surveys Umid Madaminov and the Head of the Department for Information Resources and Interactive Public Services Shahkboz Samadov took part in the online meeting from the State Committee on Statistics.

This webinar covered topics related to ICT household surveys such as concepts and definitions, methodological framework, classification, coverage and statistical units, information collection, measurement and analysis, and dissemination.

During the event, participants shared their experience in researching the use of ICT in households.

At the end of the webinar, the participants agreed to continue close cooperation on all topical issues of statistical practice.

An online meeting with representatives of KOSTAT

On November 24 of this year, an online meeting of the Deputy Chairman of the State Statistics Committee on Social Statistics Ziyadullaev Mahmudjon Djurakulovich with representatives of the statistical organization of the Republic of Korea (KOSTAT) headed by Commissioner KOSTAT, Mr. Shin-Wook Kang, took place. For information: this meeting was organized in accordance with the "Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Statistics" signed between the State Statistics Committee and the statistical organization of the Republic of Korea (KOSTAT) on August 24, 2011.This meeting, which is held annually in connection with the pandemic this year, is organized by videoconference. During the meeting, the following issues were discussed: exchange of experience and study of practice in conducting a population census, a strategic plan for the development of national statistics of Korea, including industrial statistics.In particular, the presentation was made by Angela Avakova, Head of the Department for the Formation of Summary Analytical Information on Industry and Indicators of Industrial Development Programs of the Office of Industry Statistics, on the topic “Industrial Statistics (Goskomstat)”.KOSTAT representatives Ms. Misuk Jung and Mr. Hyeokbin Kwon also made presentations on the topics “Korean System of Business Statistics (Industrial Statistics)” and “Index of Industrial Production (KOSTAT)”.At the end of the event, the parties agreed to continue close cooperation on all topical issues of statistical practice. Meetings organized online with KOSTAT are ongoing.

Online Seminar of the High Level Group on Modernization of Official Statistics 

On November 18-19 this year, the Bureau of the Conference of European Statisticians (CES) together with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) organized an online seminar of the High-Level Group on the Modernization of Official Statistics.The purpose of the event is to provide a strategic vision and an active international direction for the modernization of statistical organizations, as well as discuss the progress achieved in 2020 and identify key priorities for international cooperation in 2021.Head of the Department of Organization and Methodology of Statistical Work D. Zakirov and Head of the Department of International Cooperation and Information Exchange O. Mamadaliev took part in the webinar on behalf of the State Committee on Statistics.While the meeting, the meeting participants discussed the results of the work, which is a set of coordinated and priority actions for implementation, in line with the mission and vision of the High-Level Group on the Modernization of Official Statistics.Following the online meeting, the experts made a number of proposals and recommendations on the topic.

Climate Change Webinar for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

On November 18, 2020, an online seminar on statistics related to climate change was held jointly by the European Free Trade Association and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.Deputy Head of the Department Kadirov Abdujalil and Chief Specialist of the Department of Agriculture and Ecology Statistics Dekhkanova Nigora, as well as leading specialist of the Department of Industry Statistics Raisova Ksenia, took part in this webinar from the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics.The event was attended by representatives of statistical services and sectoral ministries dealing with environmental issues from the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, experts from the European Free Trade Association, the UN Economic Commission for Europe, the United Nations Development Program, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific Ocean.The webinar was aimed at increasing the capacity for the implementation of statistics and indicators related to climate change in target countries, expanding the knowledge of participants in the production and use of statistics and indicators related to climate change, exchange of experience in this area.

Demographic Resilience and Sustainable Development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 

18 November this year, the Government of Bulgaria and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) held an online meeting on the topic “Demographic Resilience and Sustainable Development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”.Welcoming remarks were made by: HE Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the UN – Mr. Georgi Panayotov, Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UNFPA - Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia - Ms. Alanna Armitage. Deputy Chairman of the State Statistics Committee for Social Statistics Ziyadullaev Mahmudjon Dzhurakulovich took part in the event on behalf of the State Committee on Statistics.The purpose of the event is to share experiences of demographic diversity and how to respond to the dynamics of different population groups, as well as showcase the UNFPA program on demographic resilience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and promote future implementation.In his speech, Makhmudjon Ziyadullaev highlighted in detail the progress of the implementation of the action plan for the population census in 2023, in particular, he emphasized the activities on the preparation of the population census of the State Committee on Statistics during quarantine measures in our country, the work on informing the population about the population census on the official website of the State Committee on Statistics and in Mass media, about cooperation with international organizations and plans for the future.For information, this event is dedicated to the Sammit in Nairobi in 2019 and provides an opportunity to highlight demographic trends that affect progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals in the region, reflect the progress of governments in meeting the commitments made at the Summit, and share experiences solving the problems that have arisen in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

An exchange of views with World Bank experts took place 

On November 13, this year, a webinar was held with the participation of experts from the State Committee on statistics and the World Bank.At the event, representatives of the State Committee on statistics and World Bank experts exchanged views on reviewing key policy and institutional actions and recommending Circular economy (CEAO) options for a single target sector in Uzbekistan towards green growth, especially contributing to a greener recovery after Covid-19.It should be noted that in March 2020, the world Bank launched technical assistance activities funded by the Korea green growth trust Fund (KGGTF) to promote the development of the Circular economy in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and other countries. This activity is carried out within the framework of the world Bank's climate and environment program for Central Asia (CLIENT).Technical assistance activities supported by the KGGTF aim to collaborate with target countries in analytical work, capacity-building and knowledge-sharing to specifically promote the Circular economy as a path to green growth.Participants emphasized that the technical assistance activities supported by the KGGTF are aimed at implementing targeted projects between States, improving the capacity of staff, and cooperating in the exchange of information.The webinar identifies measures that need to be taken to implement joint targeted projects in the future.

An online meeting with representatives of the International monetary Fund was held 

On November 13, 2020, Goskomstat hosted an online meeting with the remote technical assistance mission of the International monetary Fund.The event was organized in order to compile indicators of external debt, as well as reserve assets in accordance with the recommendations of the social standard for the distribution of IMF data.Representatives of the technical support mission of the International monetary Fund Vakhtang Phakadze and heads of departments of the State Committee on statistics Zhavlon Saipov and Bahodir Jabbarov exchanged views at the meeting.During the event, participants made their recommendations on the coordinated survey of foreign investment. Information was provided on the ongoing work on the implementation of the survey by foreign investment.As a result of the negotiations, the parties agreed to continue further cooperation.

Uzbekistan's experience in collecting and disseminating SDG indicators 

On November 12 this year, Goskomstat, together with the Center for Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), organized an online meeting on the topic “Uzbekistan's experience in collecting and disseminating SDG indicators”.The event was opened by the Chairman of the State Committee on Statistics Begalov Bakhodir Abdusalomovich and the General Director of the Center for Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) Nebil Dabur.The purpose of the event is the development of official statistics on SDG indicators, analysis of Uzbekistan's experience in collecting and disseminating SDG indicators, production, dissemination and analysis of data in accordance with international standards and exchange of experience in the field of statistics.At the event, the head of the department for the formation of summary analytical information on statistics of sustainable development and social sectors, Jahongir Kambarov, made a presentation on the topic “Experience of Goskomstat in the dissemination of SDG indicators”, as well as deputy head of the department Olga Aleshulina on the topic “Experience of Goskomstat in the collection and comparison of SDG indicators ".The meeting also discussed issues of monitoring and reporting on the SDGs, the use of non-traditional data sources in official statistics and a number of other issues.
For reference: SESRIC - Center for Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training for Islamic Countries, is the executive body of the Bureau of the Statistical Commission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

 

Socio-economic consequences of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uzbekistan were discussed 

On November 11, 2020, at the Development Strategy Center, together with the World Bank, a webinar was organized on the results of the research "Listening to the citizens of Uzbekistan" and "Socio-economic consequences of COVID-19 in Uzbekistan: results of a survey of mahalla chairmen and business representatives."The webinar was attended by representatives of the Development Strategy Center, the Center for Economic Research and Reforms under the Administration of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Ministry for Support of Mahalla and Family, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, ministries and departments, chairmen of mahallas and business representatives of the regions of Uzbekistan.This meeting, organized by videoconference, discussed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on small and medium-sized businesses, support measures aimed at reducing poverty, the results of surveys among the chairmen of makhallas in the context of the pandemic, as well as issues of social support for families included in the “Iron Notebook ”.From Goskomstat, the Head of the Department of Demography and Labor Statistics Zoyir Yuldashev, Head of the Department of Living Standards Statistics and Population Surveys Umid Madaminov and Deputy Head of the Department of Social Sphere and Sustainable Development Statistics Jakhongir Kambarov took part in the webinar.Representatives of the World Bank and UNDP noted that the results of the survey of the heads of makhallas and business representatives will help form a set of support measures aimed at mitigating the consequences of the pandemic.

An online seminar was held within the framework of the OSCE extrabudgetary project 

On November 10 this year, at the initiative of the Office of the Coordinator of Economic and Environmental Activities of the OSCE, an online seminar was held within the framework of the OSCE extrabudgetary project “Promoting Good Governance and Strengthening the Fight Against Corruption in the OSCE Region through the Use of Open Data and New Digital Technologies”.The event was on the topic "Monitoring, Analysis, Use and Reuse of Data to Improve Transparency in Government and Decision Making Processes".The webinar focuses on how open data is used to monitor and influence sectoral reforms or broader governance reforms at the national or local level.The webinar presented effective and efficient methods of monitoring, analyzing and using open data, as well as the potential impact on the countries of Central Asia, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.The webinar was attended by officials from countries of Southeast, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, representatives of civil society, as well as international experts to discuss and exchange experiences on the role of open data and the possibility of evidence-based decision-making based on the needs of citizens and the community.The online seminar was attended by the head and employees of the department for monitoring and coordinating the activities of the Open Data Portal of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics..

Final meeting of the work of the IMF mission 

On November 6, 2020, the State Committee on Statistics hosted a final online meeting with the International Monetary Fund's remote technical assistance mission on producer price index statistics, headed by Brian Graf, Senior Economist, Real Sector Division, IMF Statistics Department.The first Deputy Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics, Kholmurodov Dilshod Ibrahimovich, took part in the closing of the mission. Also, employees of the Price Statistics Department, headed by the head of the Price Statistics Department, Mukhtor Umarov, took part in the closing of the mission.Sides exchanged views on the work done during the mission. Brian Graf summed up the mission's work and after that, voiced recommendations for the consumer price index.As a result of the negotiations, the sides agreed to continue further cooperation in the field of price statistics.

An event on ecological and environmental assessment took place

On October 26-27, 2020 in Geneva (Switzerland), the 17th session of the Joint Task Force on Environmental Statistics and Indicators and the 22nd session of the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment took place online. Head of the Department of Agriculture and Ecology Statistics Sh. Gulomov and Chief Specialist A. Gafurova took part in these events from the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics. Head of the Department of Agriculture and Ecology Statistics Sh. Gulomov and Chief Specialist A. Gafurova took part in these events from the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics. The sessions were attended by representatives of the statistical services of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, North Macedonia and other member states of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, as well as experts from the European Commission, the European Environment Agency environment, the Global Earth Observation System of Systems, the United Nations Environment Development Program, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The 17th session was aimed at providing updated information on the latest developments in the framework of the project "Improving environmental monitoring and assessment in support of achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals for South-Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus" and a number of others capacity building activities. During the session, the revised Guidelines for the Application of Environmental Indicators were discussed, issues were considered about the need to replace or add some indicators, for example, those related to climate change and others. The 22nd session discussed the availability of environmental indicators and their availability online, presented the work of the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, considered the principles and practices of the Common Environmental Information System in the eastern region, the draft schedule of events for 2021 held by the Working group.

There was an opening of a webinar on price statistics

On October 26 this year, the State Statistics Committee hosted the opening of a 10-day webinar dedicated to technical assistance to the Office of Price Statistics by Brian Graf, Chief Economist of the Statistics Office of the International Monetary Fund. Calculations of producer price statistics during the webinar and the work that is underway on the process of forming the index. He also commented on the price index of industrial enterprises. The webinar includes topics for other reports and observations on producer price statistics that are planned to be discussed in future webinars. The webinar will run until November 6. The opening of the webinar took place in a warm and friendly atmosphere. public sectors. During the two-day visit, the parties exchanged views and shared their experiences on the agenda. The meetings were held in a warm and friendly atmosphere. At the final stage, issues of further cooperation of the CIS Statistical Committee, the Statistical Service of the Republic of Belarus and the State Statistics Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan were discussed.

A videoconference was held to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the UN

On October 23, 2020, a videoconference was held to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the UN and present the results of the global company. The international event was attended by Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Tanzila Norboyeva, UN Resident Representative in Uzbekistan Helena Fraser, First Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Akmal Saidov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov, Chairman of the national movement "Yuksalish" Bobur Bekmurodov and others. The videoconferences were monitored by representatives of the State Committee on Statistics. It should be noted that in recent years our country has been pursuing close and mutually beneficial cooperation with the UN. In this direction, dialogues are regularly held at the highest level, advanced initiatives are put forward by our country at various UN platforms. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations in 2020, the global campaign “UN 75” was launched in January this year by the Secretary-General of the Organization. The main goal of this initiative is, together with the member countries, to study the role of global cooperation in accelerating the development of the world and finding solutions to global problems, including for eliminating the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, building a promising future. The presentation of the video clip “Human” took place at the event. The participants exchanged views on issues of interaction with government agencies and institutions of civil society, NGOs within the framework of the global campaign “UN 75”. There was also a presentation of the first results of the global UN 75 campaign.

A seminar on improving energy statistics was held

On October 22 of this year, a meeting was held in the form of a videoconference at the State Committee on Statistics within the framework of the “National Strategy for the Development of Statistics in the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2020-2025” with representatives of the International Energy Agency. The event was attended by employees of the State Statistics Committee, Markus Fager-Pintilla from the International Energy Agency, Antonio Carvalho, Celine Rouquette and the agency's representative in our country Talib Sultanov. The event discussed the issues of improving statistics in the field of energy in accordance with international standards, determining the state of rational and economical use of fuel and energy resources by business entities and households, forming the necessary high-quality fuel and energy balance. Deputy Head of the Industry Statistics Department of the State Statistics Committee A. Abdullaev spoke at the meeting. Also, the head of the department for the formation of summary analytical information on industry and indicators of industrial development programs A. Avakova expressed her opinion on the topic. As a result of the event, the experts analyzed the work carried out by the State Statistics Committee on energy statistics and agreed on the work planned in the future on the identified problems and shortcomings.

Discussed issues of gender statistics in the countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) regularly organizes working sessions on gender statistics to share experiences and advance international work on gender statistics.

On October 12 this year in Geneva, Switzerland, a regular meeting of the working session took place via videoconference.

In the event, which will last until October 14, specialists responsible for gender statistics in national statistical offices and international organizations from countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus will discuss the issues of measuring gender statistics in the countries of the regions and the problems faced by countries during the pandemic.

The head of the Department of Demography and Labor Statistics of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics, Zoyir Yuldoshev, is taking part in these events.

Following the meeting, gender statistics experts will analyze the methodological work carried out by the UNECE task forces in the field of gender statistics and discuss the effectiveness of measures to respond to crisis situations.

A webinar on statistics of international labor migration in the Asia-Pacific region was organized

On October 12 this year, a webinar on statistics of international labor migration in the Asia-Pacific region was organized in cooperation with the International Labor Organization and the Statistics Office of Korea.

This webinar, held in the form of video conferencing, will last until October 15 of this year. It is also attended by the Deputy Head of the Department of Demography and Labor Statistics of the State Committee on Statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sherzod Abraev.

Representatives of Australia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Georgia, Iran, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Papua are taking part in the event, in addition to the staff of the International Labor Organization and the Statistics Office of Korea. - New Guinea, Korea, Samoa, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Fiji, Sri Lanka and Japan.

During the webinar, an exchange of views took place on statistics of international labor migration, data collection, strategies for using administrative data, methods of compiling statistics on international labor migration using various sources.

The participants expressed their suggestions and recommendations for improving statistics on international labor migration in the Asia-Pacific region.

An online conference on preparations for the population census was organized

On October 9 of this year, a meeting was organized between the State Committee on Statistics, UNFPA and partner organizations in the form of video conferencing.

At this meeting, information was provided on the current results of the preparatory work for the population census in the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2022. The event was also attended by the representative of UNFPA, Mr. Yu Yu.

At the event under the leadership of the Deputy Chairman of the State Committee on Statistics M. Ziyadullaev, representatives of the committee made a presentation on preparations for the population census following the results of the 3rd quarter of 2020. Also at the meeting, special attention was paid to filling out the population census questionnaire, preparing methodological documents and instructions, preparing cartographic materials and international cooperation.

At the end of the event, the parties exchanged views on the planned future work on the population census.

Strengthening the statistical system in Uzbekistan

On October 2 this year, under the leadership of the World Bank, a video conference was organized within the framework of the project "Strengthening the statistical system in Uzbekistan". In it, representatives of the World Bank, the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations, the State Committee on Statistics and the State Tax Committee exchanged views online.

The online conference was attended by the First Deputy Chairman of the State Committee on Statistics - Dilshod Kholmurodov, Head of the Department of Macroeconomic Indicators and National Accounts - Aziz Mamirov, Head of the Department of International Cooperation and Information Exchange - Odiljon Mamadaliev, Head of the Department of Demography and Labor Statistics - Zoyir Yuldoshev, Head of the Department for Coordination of Statistics estimates of the shadow economy - Ziyoda Kamilova.

During the event, participants discussed issues related to the definition of the informal sector and the shadow economy for statistical purposes, statistical indicators of the informal sector of the labor market, measuring the informal sector among enterprises and institutions, data on formal and informal business, creating measures to encourage formalities.

Senior Economist of the World Bank – Mr. William Seitz spoke in detail about foreign experience in strengthening the statistical system, methods implemented in the practice of strengthening the statistical system, existing problems and measures to eliminate them.

First Deputy Chairman of the State Committee on Statistics - Kholmurodov Dilshod Ibrahimovich gave detailed information about the work being done to develop the National System of Statistics.

Experts in this field answered in detail the questions of interest to the participants of the event.

Discussion of the project for the preparation of an investment case on the need to reform the system of child benefits in Uzbekistan

On September 30, 2020, an online expert consultation was held to discuss the preparation of an investment justification for the need to reform the system of child benefits in Uzbekistan as part of the implementation of the Joint Biennial Work Plan for 2019-2020, signed between the Ministry of Finance and UNICEF.

The head of the Department for the formation of demographic indicators of the Department of Demography and Labor Statistics - Rakhimdjon Satvaldiev and the chief specialist of the Department for the formation and analysis of indicators of the living standards of the Department of Living Standards and Population Surveys – Muslima Mukhamedova took part in the event. Also, the event was attended by the relevant employees of the involved Ministries and Departments of the Republic.

 In this expert consultation, the head of the Department of Financing the Social Sphere and Science of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan - Nodir Muslitdinov, Umid Aliyev, Acting Head of Social Policy Department, UNICEF Office in Uzbekistan, and international expert, Matthew Townshend, made a presentation on the topic: “Draft report on the analysis of the cost of inaction - the economic costs associated with continuing to apply current policies and approaches to the payment of child benefits in Uzbekistan".

Further, there was a discussion and agreement of assumptions (hypotheses) and initial data that will be used in the analysis of the cost of inaction, which implies an assessment of the economic costs associated with the continuation of the current policy and approaches in the payment of child benefits.

At the end of the videoconference, responsible officials from ministries and departments provided constructive comments and recommendations to improve the presented methodology for analysis and data collection.

Re-meeting of expert groups on telecommunication/ICT indicators and ICT indicators in households

On September 29, 2020, a re-meeting of the 11th meeting of the Expert Group on Telecommunication / ICT Indicators and the 8th meeting of the Expert Group on ICT in Households Indicators was held in the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics via videoconference.

The purpose of today's meeting was to announce the conclusions of a joint meeting held on 14 September this year, which was attended by about 300 participants to discuss the Secretariat's proposals for a possible release of the ICT Development Index in 2020.

On behalf of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics, today's re-meeting was attended by employees of the Department of Macroeconomic Indicators and National Accounts, the Department of Service Statistics and the Department of Living Standards Statistics and Population Surveys and the Department of Price Statistics.

From 14 to 18 September this year, the 11th meeting of the expert group on telecommunication / ICT indicators and the 8th meeting of the expert group on ICT indicators in households were held. The purpose of these meetings was to review the contributions received from participants in the online discussion forums of the Expert Group on Telecommunication / ICT Indicators and the Expert Group on Household Indicators in the current working period and to finalize the topics discussed.

The Expert Group on Telecommunication / ICT Indicators meeting discussed topics such as 5G metrics, ICT service prices, quality of service and international roaming. In addition, the revised International Telecommunication Union Handbook for the collection of administrative data in the field of telecommunications / ICT in all ITU languages ​​was formally presented.

The Expert Group on Household Indicators meeting discussed topics such as measuring ICT skills and how to measure the number of Internet users. The revised International Telecommunication Union Guidelines for Measuring ICT Access and Use at the Household and Individual Level in all ITU languages ​​were formally presented.

Meeting of the expert group on the population and housing census

On September 29 this year in Geneva, Switzerland, a meeting of the expert group on the population and housing census began its work.

This meeting will last until October 1. It will be attended by representatives of statistical agencies of the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, as well as experts from international organizations.

The online event will address issues such as preparing the population and housing for the census in a pandemic, innovative methods of conducting the event, using administrative and other information sources, assessing data quality, and meeting user needs.

The event is also attended by the head of the department for organizing and conducting the census processes of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on statistics Berdikulov Kobil Gulomovich.

The main goal of the event is to discuss the experience of countries that have conducted activities on the population and housing census in the framework of the 2020 round.

During the meeting, Kobil Berdikulov informed about the work done and plans for the future on the preparation and conduct of the population census in Uzbekistan.

The report of the Goskomstat representative made a great impression on international experts. Experts highly appreciated the work being done to prepare for the population census in Uzbekistan.

The 9th Session of the Statistical Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation began its work

On September 28 the 9th Session of the Statistical Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (SESRIC) began its work in Istanbul (Turkey).

The event, organized in the form of a videoconference, is also attended by the Goskomstat team, headed by the chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics, Begalov Bakhodir Abdusalomovich.

The purpose of the event is to discuss the issues related to the development of official statistics in the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the capacity strengthening for national statistical offices for the purpose of producing, disseminating and analyzing data in accordance with international standards.

On the agenda of the Session, which will be held from September 28 to October 1, delegates from Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific region will hear reports and consider initiatives:

✓Adoption of the Strategic Vision of the Statistical Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for 2030 and an action program for 2021-2025;

✓discuss new approaches to strengthening the capacity of national statistical systems;

✓Consider the issues of monitoring and reporting on SDG indicators, goal number 1 (universal elimination of poverty in all its forms);

✓ the use of non-traditional data sources in official statistics.

(For reference: SESRIC – The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries, is the executive body of the Bureau of the Statistical Commission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

An online conference on the occasion of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) was held

On September 28, 2020, an online video conference dedicated to the international day of universal access to information was held, which was organized by the OSCE project coordinator in Uzbekistan and The Public Fund for support and development of national mass media.

The online event examines legal aspects, media freedom and reforms, and universal access to information on the path to Open government: open data, data collection, and best national and international practices.

Legal aspects, freedom and reforms in the media sphere, as well as universal access to information on the way to Open government: open data, data collection, best national and international practices were discussed during the online event.

Then the reports of international and national experts were heard in two thematic blocks:

  • Ambassador John McGregor, OSCE project coordinator in Uzbekistan
  • Ambassador Ulrika Funered, permanent representative of Sweden to the OSCE and Chairperson of the OSCE Permanent Council in 2021
  • Natalia Carfi, Deputy Director of the Open Data Charter
  • Komil Allamzhonov, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Public Fund for support and development of national mass media
  • Helena Fraser, UN resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan
  • Melissa Fleming, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for global communications
  • Bibigul Zheksenbay, President of the editors-in-chief club in the Republic of Kazakhstan, adviser to the Minister of information and social development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Oleg Pekos, First Deputy Minister of development of information technologies and communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Alexandra Kolesnichenko, Director of The Public Fund for support and development of national mass media
  • Farkhod Ibragimov, Director of the IT Park of Uzbekistan

A.Sultanov, head of the Department for monitoring and coordinating the activities of the open data portal of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on statistics, took part in the online video conference.

Practical training was conducted on filling out the mix questionnaires in mahallas

Goskomstat together with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) organized a video seminar on filling out the mix questionnaires.

The online seminar is attended by the management of the state statistics Committee, international experts, supervisors and interviewers from the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Tashkent region and the capital.

The workshop provides a test check of the prepared questionnaires on multi-indicator cluster observations (MIX).

It should be noted that on July 24, 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a resolution "Оn conducting a multi-Indicator cluster survey in the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2020-2021". Based on this decree, the government, with the support of UNICEF, is implementing various measures to monitor the country's important statistics on the lifestyle of mothers and children.

Supervisors and interviewers are trained by specialists from the state statistics Committee, the Ministry of health and the UNICEF office in Uzbekistan in this training workshop, which is being held from September 14 this year.

On September 21-22, participants of the training seminar conducted practical exercises on filling out questionnaires for multi-indicator cluster surveys in selected mahallas of the Tashkent region and the capital.

An exchange of views on gender equality issues took place

On September 17, 2020, a video conference on gender issues was organized within the framework of the project "Support for the development of intraregional and international trade in Central Asian countries".

It was attended by representatives of the state statistics Committee, the world trade Center, the Ministry of investment and foreign trade, the State customs Committee and project coordinators.

It should be noted that the "Project to support the development of intraregional and international trade in Central Asian countries" is designed for 4 years. Practical assistance to the sustainable and comprehensive economic development of countries will be provided through the implementation of the project in practice.

During the videoconference, an exchange of views was held on improving the collection of data on gender statistics, in particular, the possibility of obtaining data on women entrepreneurs, women involved in regional and international trade, and the main business areas where women are involved.

How to complete the population census questionnaire?

Published: 16/09/2020

 

On September 16 this year, a webinar was held to discuss the draft "Questionnaire and instructions for completing the questionnaire for the 2022 population census."

The event was organized jointly with the CIS Statistical Committee. The webinar was attended by employees of the CIS Statistical Committee, as well as employees of the Office for Organization and Conduct of Census Processes and the Department of Demography and Labor Statistics of the State Statistics Committee.

At the webinar, the head of the CIS Statistical Committee V.L. Sokolin and head of department I.A. Zbarskaya analyzed the draft questionnaire and instructions for completing the population census questionnaire for 2022 and expressed their views on how to fill out the population census questionnaire.

 During the event, issues on improving the draft instructions for filling out the questionnaire for the 2022 population census were discussed.

Purchasing power parity of currencies: measuring the scale and structure of economies

On September 15 in Moscow in a videoconferencing mode the Deputy Chairman of the Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States - Andrey Yevgenyevich Kosarev delivered a presentation on the theme: “Purchasing power parity of currencies: measuring the scale and the structure of economies”.

The presentation highlighted the prerequisites which laid the foundation for the Global Programme of International Comparisons, the historical background on the stages of carrying-out the calculations, the main theoretical and practical aspects of international comparisons based on the purchasing power parity of currencies and the results of the 2017 cycle were presented as well.

The representatives of the Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the representatives of the national statistical services of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Moldova, the representatives of ROSTAT, the representatives of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the senior executives and the higher-education teaching personnel of the Higher School of Economics (RF), more than 10 recognized expert economists and statisticians of the international level took part in the event.

Following the results of the presentation the discussion of the results of the 2017 cycle took place, Andrey Kosarev answered questions of current interest related to calculation methodology and plans for conducting the upcoming Global Programme for International Comparisons - 2020 cycle.

Meeting with representatives of the International Monetary Fund

On September 3, 2020 in a videoconferencing mode the Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics - Begalov Bakhodir Abdusalomovich held talks with the Head of the IMF Mission to Uzbekistan - Mr. Ron van Rooden.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a wide range of issues of cooperation in the light of the adoption of the Ruling of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan  “On measures for further improvement and development of  the national statistics system of the Republic of Uzbekistan” within the framework of Uzbekistan's transition to the Special Data Dissemination Standard” (SDDS) of the IMF, GDP statistics.

The welcoming speech highlighted the Ruling RP-4796 and the items of the roadmap for the implementation of the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics. The parties talked more specifically about the issues of macroeconomic statistics and touched upon the aspects of perspective cooperation and technical assistance from the IMF. The IMF representatives noted the positive dynamics of the on-going large-scale reforms in the Republic of Uzbekistan, including in terms of the activities of the statistics bodies, also expressed their intention to actively assist within the framework of Uzbekistan’s transition to the Special Data Dissemination Standard” (SDDS) of the IMF.

The meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The 7th session of ESCAP started in Bangkok

On August 26 this year, the 7th session of the Asia - Pacific economic and social Commission (ESCAP) began in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Representatives of the State Committee on statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan  also take part in this international webinar.

The purpose of this online event is to discuss the development of official statistics in member countries and to build capacity for national statistical offices in the ESCAP region to produce, distribute and analyze data in accordance with international standards.

On 26-28 August this year, delegates from 50 countries in Asia and the Pacific will make presentations and discuss issues related to improving official statistics for the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.

The discussions will explore the initiatives of statistical agencies and share experiences in the areas of integrated statistics, data analysis, modernization of official statistics and effective use of data.

Participants opinions on issues such as monitoring the implementation of initiatives, civil registration and vital statistics, and many issues on the agenda will also be studied.

At the end of the 7th session of ESCAP, representatives of the State Committee on statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan will also develop guidelines and recommendations aimed at enhancing the role of national statistical systems, as well as improving official statistics.

Effective management for the purpose of economic development

On August 24, a meeting of the Representatives of the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of Uzbekistan with the heads of line ministries and public agencies of the Republic of Uzbekistan took place in the videoconferencing mode.

Mr. Timothy Torlot, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of Uzbekistan; Ms Honor Flanagan, Head of the Central Asia Office of the UK Department for International Development; Mr. David Rinnert, Deputy Head of the Central Asia Office of the UK Department for International Development took part in the meeting. On the part of the State Committee on Statistics, the meeting was led by Begalov Bakhodir Abdusalomovich - Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics.

The Uzbek delegation was headed by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Kuchkarov Jamshid Anvarovich. Also, the heads of the Central Bank, Ministry of Finance, Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, Employment and Labor Relations participated. On the part of Goskomstat, the meeting was headed by Begalov Bakhodir Abdusalomovich - Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics.

The event provided information on the details of the project ""Effective management for the purpose of economic development" created with the support of the UK Department for International Development.

The participants of the event expressed their opinion on the importance of cooperation in such areas as the development of human capital, in particular, in the field of entrepreneurial education and state support for women and youth, the development of the labor market and the expansion of the formal sector, as well as urbanization, which is a factor in the development of internal migration.

At the event, the leadership of the State Statistics Committee exchanged views on providing technical support for the development of statistics in the Republic of Uzbekistan as an important aspect of cooperation with Great Britain.

Following the results of the meeting, proposals were voiced and further steps were developed to approve a special programme for the Republic of Uzbekistan "Effective management for the purpose of economic development" created with the support of the UK Department for International Development.

Discussed current achievements and shortcomings of foreign economic activity and trade statistics

On August 20 of this year, a webinar was organized by the Department of Foreign Economic Activity and Trade Statistics at the State Committee on Statistics. It was attended by employees of the department of statistics of foreign economic activity and trade, as well as employees of the territorial departments of statistics of the Committee.

The webinar spoke about the content and implementation of the decree of the head of state No. PP-4796 "On measures to further improve and develop the National System of Statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan."

During the webinar, a question and answer session was held with employees of the Department of Foreign Economic Activity and Trade Statistics with regional departments of statistics. In the course of answering questions, detailed information was given on improving statistics of foreign and domestic trade.

In particular, according to the results of January-June 2020, the foreign trade turnover of the republic amounted to 15 855.8 million US dollars, in relation to the corresponding period of 2019 - 3 528.0 million. It was noted that it decreased against the US dollar or by 18.2%.

At the end of the event, the advantages and disadvantages in the field were discussed, suggestions and recommendations were provided to increase productivity in the process.

Such seminars will be continued on the basis of the schedule with coverage of all employees of the sphere until September 5 of this year.

Videoconference between Goskomstat and the Department of Statistics Malaysia

On August 10 of this year, with the support of the diplomatic consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Malaysia, a video conference was held between the State Committee on Statistics and the Department of Statistics of Malaysia.

This event was organized within the framework of the decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. PP-4796 "On measures to further improve and develop the National System of Statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan." The event was attended by the management and responsible employees of the State Committee on Statistics and the Department of Statistics Malaysia.

Mr. Ravshan Usmanov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Malaysia, made a welcoming speech.

In turn, the Chairman of the State Committee on Statistics Begalov Bakhodir Abdusalomovich briefly introduced the participants in the video conference about the ongoing reforms in the field of statistics, in a specific resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan PP-4796 dated August 3, 2020 "On measures to further improve and develop the national system of statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan".

General Director of the Department of Statistics Malaysia, Dr. Mohd Uzir Mahidin, in turn, praised the reforms to improve and develop the national system of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The parties discussed the development of bilateral cooperation through the organization of joint webinars to study Malaysian best practices in assessing the "Unobserved (shadow) economy".

Also, the parties agreed to organize webinars for Goskomstat employees with the involvement of relevant specialists from the Department of Statistics Malaysia to study the experience of Malaysia on the effective use of advanced ICT capabilities in production processes.

Following the meeting, the parties agreed to consider the issue of signing a memorandum of understanding and cooperation between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and the Department of Statistics Malaysia for the further development of mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of statistics.

A video conference was held with World Bank expert

On August 4 of this year, a video conference was held between Goskomstat specialists and an expert from the World Bank.

The videoconference discussed the issues of statistical evaluation of the “non-observed (shadow) economy” and its more complete reflection in the country's macroeconomic indicators.

In particular, information was provided on the work carried out by the State Statistics Committee, on the study of world experience in this area, as well as on the existing practice of statistical evaluation of the “non-observed (shadow) economy” in Uzbekistan.

They also exchanged views on the "non-observed (shadow) economy", methods of statistical evaluation, as well as the practice of statistical evaluation of shadow economic activity.

In turn, the World Bank expert William Hutchins Seitz provided information on issues that require special attention when organizing work to assess the “non-observed (shadow) economy”, world experience in this area and recommendations of international organizations.

As a result of the negotiations, preliminary agreements were reached on providing the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics with the necessary technical and expert assistance from the World Bank in organizing work to assess the “non-observed (shadow) economy” in the country.

Exchange of views on topical issues of statistical practice

On July 21, 27, 28, 29 this year, within the framework of bilateral cooperation and the programme of measures on improving the statistical accounting, the meetings of representatives of the State committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on statistics and the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia took place in the video-conferencing mode.

The discussion of methodological and practical aspects of the activities of two institutions was held in the agenda of the bilateral meetings.

The parties exchanged issues of interest on the collection, processing, analysis and publication of statistical data on statistics related to industry, services and transport, investments and construction, business registers, foreign economic activity and trade, agriculture and ecology, national accounts, entrepreneurial activities and ICT.

The meetings were held in the format of presenting thematic presentations and further discussion on issues of interest.

 

Following the results of the video-conferencing, the parties agreed to continue their close cooperation on all relevant issues of statistical practice.

Uzbekistan by number of open data sources ranked 6th in the world

According to Open Data Inception, Uzbekistan occupies 6th in the world in terms of the number of open data sources with 70 open data sources.

Open Data Inception is a comprehensive list of over 2600 open data portals developed by Open Data Soft. The official site of “Open Data Inception” is widely used all over the world and one of the most huge open data sources.

Top 10 open data sources Country lists:

Country

Number of sources

1

United States

644

2

Spain

304

3

France

111

4

United Kingdom

105

5

Canada

99

6

Uzbekistan

70

7

Australia

59

8

Germany

57

9

Italy

48

10

Netherlands

31

In addition, the United Nations (UN) the largest 21 public information sources are registered at the “Open Data Inception”.

As a reminder, according to the UN E-Government Survey 2020, Uzbekistan is among the 41 countries in the world with the highest indicator (Very High OGDI) on open data in the “Open Government Data Index”. A total of 193 countries were assessed in this ranking, and Uzbekistan received the highest score.

The active development of open data in Uzbekistan is supported by the OSCE project Coordinator in Uzbekistan, the World Bank and UNDP.

A webinar was held on the potential of open data to increase transparency and accountability during the COVID-19 crisis

On July 22, 2020, an online video conference on the role of open data and digital tools in enhancing government transparency and integrity was held on the topic “the Potential of open data in enhancing transparency and accountability during the COVID-19 crisis”, organized by the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economics and Environmental Activities.

Promoting good governance and anti-corruption efforts are among the priorities of the OSCE Economic and Environmental Dimension. Recognizing the importance of open data platforms and digitalization in promoting good governance with the aim of enhancing accountability in public administrations and reducing corruption, the OCEEA is supporting OSCE participating States to build their capacity in using digital tools to present, monitor, and analyse open data.

During the conference, the following speakers shared and discussed best practices, as well as national experiences in publishing data in emergencies and issues related to open data:

- Ms . Barbara Ubaldi, OECD Directorate for Public Governance

- Mr. Karolis Granickas, Senior Programme Manager, Open Contracting Partnership (OCP)

- Ms . Leila Bičakčić, The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN) in Sarajevo

- Mr. Murod Khusanov, OSCE Office of the Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan

A.Sultanov, head of the Department for monitoring and coordination of the open data portal of the State Committee on Statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan, took part in the online video conference as a speaker.

Online discussion on the Strategy for the Development of National Statistics

On July 21 this year, Chairman of the State Committee on Statistics Begalov Bakhodir Abdusalomovich held an online discussion with leading experts of the World Bank on the progress of work carried out within the framework of the "National Strategy for the Development of Statistics in the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2020-2025"

During this event, the results of the conducted test sample surveys of households using tablets in 2020 based on questionnaires recommended by the World Bank were discussed in detail.

The World Bank expert also provided the necessary recommendations for improving the household survey questionnaires using tablets, which are planned for 2021.

The webinar was held in the form of discussion and exchange of views.

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) revised the prevalence of undernourishment in Uzbekistan

In order to ensure the implementation of the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. PP-4273 dated April 9, 2019 “On additional measures to ensure the openness and transparency of state department, as well as increase the statistical potential of the country” and the decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. UP-6003 dated June 2, 2020"About Improvement of Line Items of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the International Ratings and Indexes, and also Implementation of the New Mechanism of System Work with Them in State Bodies and the Organizations", the State Statistics Committee is carrying out a number of activities.

Specifically, in 2019, according to the order of the Chairman of the State Committee on Statistics, an expert group under the leadership of Deputy Chairman of the State Committee on Statistics M. Ziyadullaev was established to explore the indicator "Prevalence of Undernourishment", annually announced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO.

During a seminar organized by the FAO in Tashkent on 10-12 December 2019, representative of the expert group of the State Committee on Statistics H.Khudoykulova discussed with Fao experts the shortcomings in the calculation of the "Prevalence of Undernourishment" in Uzbekistan. FAO experts have recalculated the Prevalence of Undernourishment in Uzbekistan on the basis of the New Food Balance Sheet since 2014, taking into account the feedback of the expert of the State Statistics Committeeand as a result, the figure was 2.8% (0.9 million) for 2016-2018 and 2.6% (0.8 million) for the last 2017-2019.

These data were officially announced at Launch of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report 2020 Confirmationand Nutrition 2020” (SOFI 2020) on July 13, 2020 and on the official website of the FAO.

http://www.fao.org/3/ca9692en/online/ca9692en.html#chapter-a1_1

The event was attended by the head of the Department of monitoring and coordination of the Open data portal A.Sultanov and chief specialist H.Khudoykulova, as well as the head of the Department of Population Living Standards and Surveys Statistics J.Yuldashev.

The indicator “Prevalence of Undernourishment”, which is regularly published by the FAO, is an important indicator of the living standards of the country's population at the international level.       

Earlier, in the report SOFI 2019 of the FAO in 2019, Uzbekistan was ranked after Kazakhstan (2,1%) and Turkmenistan (5,4%) in Central Asia with prevalence of undernourishmentwith an indicator of 6,3% (2,0 million people) in 2016-2018. 
http://www.fao.org/3/ca5162en/ca5162en.pdf.

Since July 13, 2020, the indicator "Prevalence of Undernourishment" in Uzbekistan has been revised to the positive side and published on its official website, the figure was 2.8% (0.9 million) for 2016-2018 and 2.6% (0.8 million) for the last 2017-2019.

The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics expresses his gratitude to the expert of FAO Dorian Kalamveros Navarro, the team of the FAO Statistics Division (ESS) and Senior Statistician Carlo Cafiero for their close assistance in providing clarity to the data.

The Republic of Uzbekistan became the first country in Central Asia to be admitted to the most comprehensive list of open data portals in the world

Open data portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan “data.gov.uz“ and the official web site of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics “stat.uz” are accepted in the most comprehensive list of open data portals in the world - DataPortals.org. http://dataportals.org/.

DataPortals.org is the most comprehensive list of open data portals in the world. It is curated by a group of leading open data experts from around the world - including representatives from local, regional and national governments, international organisations such as the World Bank, and numerous NGOs.

Open data portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan “data.gov.uz“ and the official web site of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics “stat.uz” were thoroughly discussed by the experts of DataPortals.org for the admission to comprehensive list and found to be suitable for it.

https://github.com/okfn/dataportals.org/pull/210.

 Nowadays,589 Data Portals are included in a comprehensive list of open data portals from around the world. So far, Uzbekistan is included in this list as the only country in Central Asia with two open data sources.

Between the Chairman of the State Committee on Statistics B. Begalov and Head of UNICEF Office in Uzbekistan Sasha Grauman organized a remote video conference

On July 1 of this year, a remote video conference was held between the Chairman of the State Committee on Statistics B. Begalov and the Head of the UNICEF Office in Uzbekistan Sasha Grauman.

During the conversation, questions of the implementation of further activities within the framework of the “Work Plan for the Cooperation Program for 2020” and, in particular, related to the multi-indicator cluster survey MICS in the current situation in the Republic related to COVID-19 were discussed.

An agreement was also reached to continue the implementation of the MICS project. Between the State Committee on Statistics and UNICEF, cooperation will be carried out to develop a system that will include statistical and administrative databases for monitoring children's rights.

Following the meeting, an agreement was reached on the creation of a statistical compilation and a web portal in which information about children in Uzbekistan will be collected.

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Modern models of the activities of statistical agencies

On July 1, a seminar was held in the State Committee  on Statistics  on the topic "Modern models of the activities of statistical agencies".

The event, organized by the Department of Information Dissemination, International Cooperation and Data Exchange, was attended by employees of the central office of the State Committee  on Statistics.

At the beginning of the seminar, the participants mentioned the tasks to improve the statistical system, increase the potential of specialists in this field, set by the head of state at a meeting held on June 1, 2020, chaired by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, which was devoted to measures on improvement of national statistics.

During the seminar, Odiljon Mamadaliev, head of the Department of Information Dissemination, International Cooperation and Data Exchange, spoke in detail about the Generic Statistical Information Model (GSIM), the Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM), the Generic Activity Model for Statistical Organizations (GAMSO) and discussed implementation issues data models in the field of statistics.

Also, the seminar touched upon compliance with the basic principles of quality management and the participants of the seminar received all the answers to their questions.

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A training workshop was held to further increase the capacity of the open data group of trainers

On June 30, this year, with the support of the World Bank project “Capacity building and implementation for the development of the open data ecosystem”, the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics organized a training seminar to improve the skills of national open data trainers who were previously trained with the assistance of the project of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan.

During the training, Ivan Fost, an expert at the World Bank, spoke about the methodology for managing open data, approaches to data inventory, identifying reference data sources, and evaluating data quality.

Upon completion of training, participants received a structured overview on approaches when working with suppliers of open data, project specific guidance documents that can be modified and adopted as normative acts regulating the activities of the open data of Uzbekistan, balanced algorithm of the disclosure between the technological capabilities, regulatory constraints, user requests the staffing capabilities of agencies.

It should be noted that in 2019, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan prepared a group of trainers using the training workshop "Training of trainers in Open Data", which, in turn, trained 185 employees from 88 ministries and departments.

In 2020, it is planned to continue training courses for employees of ministries and departments responsible for working with open data. The group of trainers, who have improved their skills by preparing a more modern training course, will continue their training with the support of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics, the IT Park, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan and the World Bank.

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68th plenary session of the Conference of European Statisticians

The 68th plenary session of the Conference of European Statisticians (CES) started its work as videoconference on 22 June 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. The CES is one of the oldest statistical bodies in the world, it was founded in 1953 by the League of Nations, and the first Conference on Statistics was held in 1928.

Mr. Bakhodir Begalov, the Chairman of the State Statistics Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and heads of branch departments take part in the 68th plenary session The agenda of the CES, which is being held from 22-24 June 2020, includes the following topics: new CES guidelines and recommendations, UNECE statistical programs for 2020 and 2021, globalization and the future of economic statistics, measuring digital transformation, data management - NSOs in a changing world, and many others.

CES participants review and adopt international statistical standards, get acquainted with international best practices and the latest recommendations and achievements in the field of statistics.

As a result of the event, a work plan for 2021, practical recommendations of the CES, which will serve as the basis for strategic planning of the work of national statistical institutes, will be developed.

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Webinar on building the capacity of the open data Working group

June 22, 2020 at 14:00-17:00 the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics with the support of the World Bank will be organized “Webinar on building the capacity of the open data Working group”.

By publishing data, governments around the world are helping to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, namely mitigating and halting the spread of the pandemic. During the webinar, a review will be presented on solutions based on open data to combat the global pandemic and actions taken in Uzbekistan. The presentation will include examples of initiatives by states, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations in the areas of health, labor, business support, education, etc. and the importance of open data in decision-making during a global pandemic.

Experts from the World Bank, as well as representatives from various government agencies, the private sector and academia, will talk about open data and how data affects and creates economic value for governments. Experts will talk about the prospects of the government, the private sector, science and academia, as well as entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan.

After the discussion, participants will have the opportunity to participate in seminars on such topics as “Data Depersonalization” and “Metadata for open data”. Information will be provided on methods that can be used to anonymize data and on the use of metadata to simplify working with open data.

You can participate in the webinar at the following link:

https://worldbankgroup.webex.com/worldbankgroup/j.php?MTID=mcb014d9aea6b9dda27cbb17abd9ad31a

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Open data Based Responses to Covid-19 Pandemic around the World in Uzbekistan

Amity University Tashkent, together with the World Bank in Uzbekistan and State Committee on statistics, is organizing webinar on topic “Open data Based Responses to Covid-19 Pandemic around the World in Uzbekistan”.

The World Bank Group, one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries, is taking broad, fast action to help developing countries strengthen their pandemic response

Date: June 17, 2020

Time: 15:00

Webinar Language: English

Link for registrartion: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8590758533817603854

 

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An exchange of views with UNICEF representatives on the MICS survey

The State Committee on Statistics and senior experts of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) organized a video seminar on the Multi-Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) in the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2020-2021.

The Goskomstat employees, international experts and representatives of the territorial statistical departments took part in the video seminar. The seminar was devoted to what should be taken into account when conducting MICS monitoring, as well as foreign experience in this field.

It should be noted that on July 24, 2019, a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On conducting a multi-indicator cluster survey in the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2020-2021” was adopted. Accordingly, a number of preparations are planned for the MICS monitoring.

The event also held an exchange of views on enforcement of the Cabinet of Ministers.

At the video seminar, explanations were provided on such issues as the organization of further work on MICS, work on maps, and the rules for segmenting quarters.

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A distance videoconference was held between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

On June 9, 2020, a remote video conference on gender statistics was held between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and the Asian Development Bank.

During the videoconference improvement of gender statistics in the Republic of Uzbekistan with the support of experts from the Asian Development Bank, including the development of international methodologies and standards, as well as indicators on gender statistics were discussed.

Also, at the meeting participants discussed the compilation of information, methods of collection and analysis; on the publication of output data, the method of disseminating information, as well as taking into account the needs of users and disaggregating data by gender.

At the end of the videoconference representatives agreed to continue in the future such videoconferences.

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Uzbekistan participates for the first time in the international competition World AI & Data Challenge

On June 27-28, with the support of IT Park, the World Bank, the OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction and the State Committees of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics, this year Uzbekistan joined the contest and will also hold an online data hackathon.

It should be noted, World AI & Data Challenge - this is an international competition, aimed at solving global socio-economic problems with the help of technological processing of large-scale and artificial intelligence.

Experts in the field of AI & Data for two days will become mentors for developers and will share their experience in the implementation of projects in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analysis, as well as help participants to reconcile hypotheses of solving problems and, if desired, will take the best children to accompany MVP-solutions.

The hackathon itself will take place online for 48 hours. Participants will be offered about 40 tasks at the international and regional levels for development.
Uzbekistan submitted to the contest the task “Combating poverty and improving the quality of life.”

The best participants will have the opportunity to implement their solutions internationally, receive training and receive cash prizes.

Learn more about the contest: https://datamasters.ru/aianddata

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>A remote workshop on potential cooperation was held in support of the development of open data in Uzbekistan

Within the framework of potential cooperation to support the development of open data in Uzbekistan, the online event, entitled “Open Data Uzbekistan Workshop Agenda” was held by experts from Open Data Watch with the support of the project coordinator of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Uzbekistan, for the experts of State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics, On May 21 of this year.

Open Data Watch is an international, non-profit organization working at the intersection of open data and official statistics. Their work supports the implementation of change in the production and management of official statistical data. Open Data Watch created the Open Data Inventory (ODIN) to provide annual assessments of the coverage and openness of official statistics in countries around the world. By monitoring quality and opennessof data they can help thegovernments, international organizations, and citizens to solve the challenges of measuring and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The main purpose of the Remote Workshop on Potential Cooperation to Support the Development of Open Data in Uzbekistanis to discuss and explain and interpretthe following important topics:

  • Open data definitions and standards, the state of open data, and the benefits and challenges;
  • Special Topic-Open Data & COVID-19: The role and importance of open data during crisis;
  • A review of the ODIN methodology- how coverage and openness are measured, indicators and categories, basic scoring;
  • ODIN 2018/19 results and scores;
  • Short and long term recommendations based on ODIN 2018/19 results, including those that may be implemented before the ODIN 2020/21 assessment.

Organizational matters were considered and future tasks were identified for the implementation of the “On additional measures to ensure openness and transparency of public administration, and improving statistical capacity of the country”.

Also, at the end of the online event representatives agreed to continue in the future such events on actual themes.

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A distance videoconference was held between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and the Serbian Statistical Office (SORS).

Within the framework of the memorandum of understanding and cooperation between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and the Serbian Statistical Office (SORS), a distance videoconference was held on May 15 this year.

The main purpose of the videoconference is the exchange of experience, the study and implementation of best practices in the field of statistics. In accordance with the agenda, participants familiarized with Data dissemination practice, Open data portal and Metadata system of the Statistical Office of Serbian Republic (SORS), recommended as an advanced one in the EU region.

Also, at the end of the videoconference representatives of two statistical offices agreed to continue in the future such videoconference on actual themes for both sides.

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A remote video conference was held with experts from the World Bank

On May 12 of this year, a remote video conference of representatives of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics with experts from the World Bank was held.

Organizational matters were considered and future tasks were identified for the implementation of the “National Strategy for the Development of Statistics in the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2020–2025”.

For remind: In accordance with the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in 2019, the State Committee on Statistics developed a draft “National Strategy for the Development of Statistics in the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2020–2025” with the assistance of World Bank experts. Representatives of all relevant ministries and departments of the country took part in the development of the project.

In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated March 2, 2020 “On the State Program for the Implementation of the Strategy of Action for the Five Priority Directions for the Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017 - 2021 in the Year of the Development of Science, Education and the Digital Economy” PD-5953 it was directed to until June 1, 2020, work out a draft regulatory document on the approval of the Strategy and submitting it to the government.

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A remote video meeting was held between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and UNICEF

On April 23 of this year, a remote video meeting was held between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and UNICEF.

During the meeting, the results of preparation work on a multi-indicator cluster survey in the country were reviewed, and further measures were agreed taking into account the current situation in connection with the coronovirus pandemic.

Remind, conducting a multi-indicator cluster survey, in order to collect the necessary and relevant information about women and children in the country, a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan was adopted “On conducting a multi-indicator cluster survey in the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2020-2021” No. 625, dated July 24, 2019.

 

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A distance videoconference was held between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and the Serbian Statistical Office (SORS).

Within the framework of the memorandum of understanding and cooperation between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and the Serbian Statistical Office (SORS), a distance videoconference was held on April 17 this year.

The main purpose of the videoconference is the exchange of experience, the study and implementation of best practices in the field of statistics. In accordance with the agenda, participant familiarized with IST software and a database-based decision makink support system and best experience in maintaining the business register of the Serbian Statistical Office (SORS), recommended as an advanced product in the EU region.

Also, a World Bank expert, Mr. Mustafa Dinс, participated in the videoconference.

 

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What will give Uzbekistan participation in the program of international comparisons?

The International Comparison Program, initiated by the United Nations and the World Bank, is usually held every 3 years. The coordinator of this program at the international level is the World Bank, and in the CIS countries - the Interstate Statistical Committee of the CIS.

What gives Uzbekistan participation in the International Comparison Program as a whole?

Firstly, the possibility of international comparison and analysis of statistical indicators of development and the scale of our economy will be expanded.

Secondly, gross domestic product (GDP) and its components will be formed in accordance with international standards.

Thirdly, the quality of indicators of national accounts and price statistics will improve, international standards will be introduced, including a system of international classifications in national statistical practice.

Fourthly, the personnel potential in the field of international comparisons will increase.

Fifth, the investment attractiveness of our country for foreign investors will improve and its image in the international arena will be strengthened.

Participation in the International Comparison Program will also allow achieving such positive results as increasing the confidence of the world community in the statistical system of Uzbekistan.

 

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Foreign census experience

On March 16, 2020, the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On the census" was adopted. When developing this law, the basic principles and recommendations of the Conference of European Statisticians on the conduct of the census were taken as a basis.

The experience of the countries of the CIS, Asia and Europe, such as the Russian Federation, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, South Korea, the USA, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, France and other countries in the field of census was also studied.
The law was discussed by interested ministries, departments and the general public, and was supplemented by the content, taking into account the submitted proposals.
The Law on Population Registration consists of 5 chapters and 31 articles.


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Meeting with international experts

On March 12 this year as part of the tasks defined in the Strategy for Agriculture Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2020-2030 Goskomstat was visited by international experts on the European Union technical assistance project.

The main topic of the meeting was the development of measures to create a transparent system of industry statistics. The parties discussed a wide range of issues regarding the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistical information on the agricultural sector, interaction with other ministries and departments in the framework of the implementation of the Strategy for Agriculture Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2020-2030.

The topics of development of agri-food and gender statistics systems, the implementation of the tasks identified in the "National Strategy for Statistics Development - 2020-2025" were separately addressed.

The meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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Organized a seminar on the results of business trip to the United States

On March 12 this year, a presentation was held at the State Committee on Statistics dedicated to the results of participation in the International Forum on Official Statistics with the participation of the Heads of Statistical agencies of the United Nations Member States, as well as in the 51st session of the UN Statistical Commission.

During the presentation, the head of the Department of Information Dissemination, International Cooperation and Data Exchange - Odiljon Mamadaliev informed the participants about cooperation on data issues, information exchange and information security, the role and responsibility of statistical authorities in the data era, new approaches and solutions to problems raised in the Forum of national statistical bodies on the topic "Data management - a solution to the problems of official statistics".

Also, the 51st session of the UN Statistical Commission was held over 4 working days and information was provided on the program of international comparisons, environmental and economic calculations, agricultural statistics, demographic statistics, vital statistics, health statistics, gender statistics, refugee statistics , statistics on public administration, as well as on the development of regional statistics, official statistical print media and best practices for managing statistical their systems.

Following the results of the event, detailed answers to questions of interest to the participants were given.

We remind you that the participation of the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by the chairman of the State Committee on Statistics at the 51st session of the UN Statistical Commission was previously reported.

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The delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by the Chairman of the State Committee on Statistics took part in the 51st session of the UN Statistical Commission

As previously reported, on March 2-6 this year, a delegation led by the Chairman of the State Committee on statistics took part in the International forum on official statistics with the participation of heads of statistical agencies of The United Nations member States, as well as in the 51st session of the UN statistical Commission.

Members of the delegation initially participated in the forum of national statistical authorities, which was organized on the theme "Data management - a solution to the problems of official statistics".

During the forum, 3 sessions were organized: "Cooperation on data, information exchange and information security", "Role and responsibility of statistical agencies in the data age", "New approach and problem solving".

During the forum, heads and experts of the UN Statistics Department, Eurostat, UNECE, Paris-21 and other international organizations made reports on the agenda, and documents for the 51st session of the UN Statistical Commission were prepared based on the results of the discussions.

The 51st session of the UN statistical Commission was held over 4 working days and discussions were held on 26 topics, including the opening and closing of the session, the adoption of the agenda and other organizational issues.

In particular, international experts made presentations on the Sustainable Development Goals until 2030, monitoring of statistical programs, prospects for economic statistics, national accounts, international trade, business and price statistics. Participants of the event were presented with changes made to existing methods.

Information was also provided on the international comparison program, environmental and economic calculations, agricultural statistics, demographic statistics, natural population statistics, health statistics, gender statistics, refugee statistics, public administration statistics, as well as on the development of regional statistics, official statistical publications and best practices in managing statistical systems, etc.

During the 51st session, issues of information and communication technology statistics, integration of statistical and geomagnetic information, open data, methods of work of the statistical Commission, the International day of statistics and other important issues were discussed.

Members of the official delegation also took part in a meeting organized by the center for statistical, economic and social research and training of the Organization of Islamic cooperation for Islamic countries (SESRIC). The Republic of Uzbekistan was also included in the Executive body (Bureau) of the statistical Commission of the Islamic cooperation organization. During the period from the 9th to the 10th session, the Chairman of the State Statistics Committee, B. Begalov, was approved as the Deputy Chairman of the Bureau.

During his visit to New York, the Chairman of the State Statistics Committee met with representatives of international organizations such as the UN Statistics Department, the CIS Statistical Committee, the Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and UNICEF, as well as national statistical offices of the Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Serbia, India, the UAE and Turkey. Issues of bilateral cooperation were discussed at the meetings.

In order to establish long-term and effective cooperation with the Statistical office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS), a Memorandum of understanding and cooperation in the field of statistics was signed.

At the same time, a Memorandum of understanding and cooperation was signed between the State Statistics Committee and the Ministry of statistics and implementation of India's best practices programs, including the widespread introduction of information and communication technologies and the effective use of opportunities, data visualization, and the introduction of statistical and geometric data integration in the field of statistics.

The meetings held during this visit with representatives of international organizations and statistical agencies, as well as the best practices of developed countries in general, serve as an important factor in further improving the national statistical system of our country.

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Meeting with the Asian Development Bank’s mission.

From March 9 to March 20 of the current year, the Asian Development Bank's mission for technical assistance on supporting and increasing knowledge:

Data for development (Phase 2) -Training in the country on compiling the supply and use tables / the input-output table and evaluating the Tourism Satellite Account’s data will carry out their work in the State committee on statistics.

The main purpose of the mission is conducting training on compiling and analyzing the supply and use tables and the input-output table, as well as a revision of the method for compiling a Tourism Satellite Account for Uzbekistan.

Within the framework of this mission, on March 9 of the current year, a meeting with deputy Chairman of the State committee on statistics on information and communication technologies and information security – Zokhidjan Ziyayev took place.

The parties discussed joint work on developing the expanded website of the State committee on statistics, developing a beta version of the Statistical Enterprise Register’s system. They also discussed the further work on creating a national system of accounts, compiling a tourism statistics and a Tourism Satellite Account.

In the course of the meeting, the mission’s objectives and the ways of achieving them were presented.

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Open Data Day Tashkent 2020”

On March 6 this year, within the framework of International Open Data Day, a seminar on“Open Data Day Tashkent 2020” was organized for young employees of the central office of the State Committee onstatistics, dedicated to 5 initiatives put forward by the Head of state, the organization of effective use of computer technologies and the Internet among the population and youth.

Open Data Day is part of the International Open Data Day initiative, which helps implement the concept of open data and transparency of information in the activities of government agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations and other participants in public life.

Meetings, lectures, and hackathons are held around the world in honor of Open Data Day. Since 2015, the Open Knowledge Foundation, in partnership with other non-profit organizations in the open data world, has been offering mini-grants to support global events.

As part of the event, employees of the Department for monitoring and coordinating the activities of the open data portal made a presentation on the Open Data Day Tashkent 2020 event.

The following issues were discussed at the seminar:

  • Information about the environment;
  • Tracking the state of cash flows;
  • Open mapping;
  • Data for equal development;

Organization of effective use of computer technologies and the Internet among the population and youth.

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Digital development and innovation in Uzbekistan

A meeting on the results of cooperation between the Tashkent city khokimiyat and the UN development program in Uzbekistan in the field of digital development and innovation was held in Tashkent.

It was attended by representatives of the Tashkent city Khokimiyat, the state statistics Committee, state and public organizations, as well as media workers.

Speakers at the event spoke in detail about the reforms being implemented to develop the concept of transformation of "Digital Tashkent", creating broad conditions for the use of modern ICT for the population, as well as financial support provided by the British Embassy in Uzbekistan.

Participants exchanged views on new innovative projects. Together with the state unitary enterprise "Makhsustrans", new experience in ensuring the cleanliness of the environment was demonstrated. This project has been experimentally tested in the makhallas of the Yakkasaray district of the capital, colored garbage containers have been introduced, and a special schedule for the removal of solid household waste has been established.

During the event, issues such as the digital transformation of social housing services, the launch of the mening ovozim portal for relevant, socially significant issues of citizens were discussed.

It was emphasized that such events will contribute to the sustainable development of the open data ecosystem in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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Participating the Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics in the fifty-first session of the United Nations Statistical Commission

On 2-6 March 2020 the delegation of Uzbekistan headed by Begalov Bakhodir Abdusalomovich, the Chairman of the Goskomstat, takes part in the High Level Forum on Official Statistics for heads of statistical services of the UN member states and the fifty-first session of the UN Statistical Commission, which are held at the United Nations Нeadquarters in New York (USA).

The UN Statistical Commission was established in 1947 and is the functional body of the UN Economic and Social Council, which provides assistance to the Council in developing national systems, increasing the comparability of national statistics, coordinating the work of UN specialized agencies and improving indicators and methodology.

In the forum of heads of statistical services of UN member States the 51st session of the UN Statistical Commission is attended by heads and specialists of statistical agencies from 200 countries and experts from 30 international organizations.

The fifty-first session of the Commission will discuss, among many others, reports by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDG), the High Level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as a report of the Friends of the Chair group on the future of economic statistics, and a report by the Bureau on a more coordinated and coherent structure and functions of groups operating under the auspices of the Statistical Commission.

During the visit Begalov Bakhodir Abdusalomovich will hold high-level meetings with the leaders of a number of statistical agencie and with representatives of international organizations.

The information service will cover the fifty-first session of the UN Statistical Commission and provide detailed information on the latest recommendations in the field of statistics, international best practices and meetings of the Chairman of the Goskomstat at the High Level Forum.

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Meeting with a representative of the Asian Development Bank

On February 24, 2020 within the framework of the Asian Development Bank's Country consultative mission.

On public management and financial sector, and Review mission on technical assistance “Economic Management Improvement Programme”, the State committee on statistics was visited by the principal public management specialist of the Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division of the Central and West Asia Department - Hiranya Mukhopadhyay.

Negotiations with the ADB’s mission were held by the Deputy Chairman of the State committee on statistics on Information and Communication Technologies and Information Security - Zokhidjan Ziyayev.

The parties discussed the governmental reforms in the statistics field and an activity plan for the current year within the framework of ADB’s technical assistance projects.    

In the course of a meeting, the parties confirmed their firm intentions regarding the strengthening and expansion of mutual cooperation.

The meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere.                                                 

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Joint seminar of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

Between February 13-14, 2020 in Geneva (Switzerland) a joint seminar was held on the implementation of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA).

In this seminar, from the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics, the chief specialist of the Department of Statistics of Agriculture and Ecology Gafurova Azima Azamatovna took part.

The seminar was attended by representatives of the national statistical services of Argentina, Australia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Germany, Canada, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Eurostat, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the European Economic Commission (UNECE) and United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).

The above workshop is based on the results and recommendations of the 2019 OECD / UNECE Joint Workshop.

The main objective of the seminar was the exchange of experience and knowledge on the implementation of SEEA and its use.

In addition, the seminar discussed the activities of international organizations related to the implementation of SEEA and contributing to their coordination, addressed issues on the global SEEA database, information needs for measuring the circular economy in Europe at the regional and national levels, and measuring the sector of environmental goods and services (SETU).

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Mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) finalized its work in Goskomstat

On February 14, 2020 a final meeting with Levan Gogoberishvili, representative of the IMF's technical support mission on national accounts statistics was held in the State Statistics Committee.

The meeting was led by Bokhodir Mirusmanov, the First Deputy Chairman of the State Statistics Committee.

The parties exchanged views on the work done during the mission. The main topics of discussion were: improving quarterly national accounts, annual resources and use tables and discussion of current issues related to compiling quarterly economic statistics.

Following the results of negotiations, perspective plans for further cooperation in the framework of IMF technical assistance were discussed.

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From 16 to 21 April 2017 the Statistics Korea (KOSTAT) delegation visited Uzbekistan.

 From 16 to 21 April 2017, 5 representatives of the Statistics Committee of the Republic of Korea (KOSTAT) visited the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics (Goskomstat).

 This visit was organized in accordance with the "Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in field of Statistics" signed between the Goskomstat and the KOSTAT on August 24, 2011.

Within the framework of visit in April 17-18 in Goskomstat, several seminars were held with the participation of specialists from both sides. In particular, KOSTAT representatives made presentations on the topics such as "National Statistical System of Korea", "Public Relations", "International Migration Statistics" and "Civil Registration and Vital Statistics of Korea”. In turn, Goskomstat experts made presentations on the themes such as «Human Resources Management System (Human Resource Development, Assessment), Management Support and Staff Welfare", "Civil Registration and Vital Statistics" and "Center for Personnel Retraining and Statistical Researches". Moreover, participants were introduced to the national statistical system of Goskomstat: organizational structure, history, main objectives and functions. Also, discussions were held after each presentation.

            During its mission the KOSTAT delegation also visited the Statistics Departments of Samarkand and Bukhara region and also visited monuments and historic attractions of the cities such as Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent

The following bilateral meetings were held in the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Statistics signed on 24 August 2011 in Tashkent between the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics (Goskomstat) and the Statistics Korea (KOSTAT) in 2011-2015:

05.09-09.09.2016 Visit of representatives of the Goskomstat to KOSTAT for the exchange  experience and best practices in the field of metadata and standards of metadata exchange, labor statistics and employment, obtaining and use of administrative data of KOSTAT and Goskomstat.

During the visit, the parties made presentations on the above mentioned topics, as well as on the statistical system of KOSTAT and the Goskomstat. During the presentations, participants were introduced to the national statistical system of KOSTAT: organizational structure, the history, the main objectives, indicators and priorities of international cooperation. Also, discussions were held after each presentation.

According the visit’s agenda, representatives of the Goskomstat visited the exhibition hall dedicated to the history of the statistics development in Daejeon city. Also they visited the regional statistics office in Dongnam (Busan). A meeting with the Director and staff of the regional office was held. Presentation and video on conducting a survey of price statistics were presented.


30.11 - 04.12.2015 Participation of representatives from the Goskomstat in a study visit organized by the KOSTAT in order to familiarize with surveys on agriculture statistics during the 2015 Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Census.

The aim of the study visit was to familiarize representatives from the Goskomstat with surveys on agriculture and fisheries in Korea, methods of collecting, compiling and summarizing these survey results, as well as to exchange experience in these areas.

During the visit, representatives from the Goskomstat reviewed the activities of the regional statistical offices in Busan, Seeon, Hion Doi, Gangnam districts and Seoul City regarding the organization of statistical observations in agriculture and fisheries, analysis of data obtained, processes of data input into the software.

According to the program of the visit, representatives from the Goskomstat visited the information center and the control center Gijang, a number of farms and households.


26.04 - 01.05.2015 Visit of representatives from KOSTAT to the Goskomstat on the organization of population censuses, agricultural census, study of existing methods for current records of the population in Uzbekistan and Korea.

During the bilateral meeting discussions focused on the methodology of the current registration of Uzbekistan's population, conduction of sample survey of the population in 2011, organization of agricultural statistics in Uzbekistan.

The KOSTAT representatives made presentations on regular population and agricultural censuses conducted in Korea.

During the mission, a visit of the KOSTAT representatives was organized to the Samarkand region Department of statistics.


25.05 - 01.06.2014 Visit of representatives from the Goskomstat to the KOSTAT for the exchange of experience in data visualization in the process of statistical information dissemination, study of Korean strategy for statistical system improvement, and use of an e-diary during household income/expenditure survey.

During meetings exchange of views on the practice of the Goskomstat on the organization of statistical observations of activity of agricultural producers and the agricultural product prices took place. Representatives of the Goskomstat examined the organization of agricultural statistics and rice production survey in Korea.

During the meeting the representatives of the Goskomstat reviewed the activities of the Dongnam Regional Statistical Office.


17.09 - 20.09.2013 Visit of representatives from the KOSTAT to the Goskomstat on exchange of experience in organization of labor force surveys using the Internet, using аn e-diary during household income/expenditure survey and survey of household finance and living conditions.

The Goskomstat representatives were briefed on the areas covered by social statistics in Uzbekistan, methods of their statistical observation, forms of statistical reports used by the Goskomstat in the organization of statistical observations, periodicity of statistical data generation, types of statistical publications and data users.

During the meeting the parties also discussed different issues concerning the above topics.

According to the schedule of the mission the KOSTAT delegation visited the Samarkand region Department of Statistics, saw the sights of Samarkand.


18.06 - 22.06.2012 Visit of representatives from the Goskomstat to the KOSTAT for the exchange of experience in organization and functioning of statistical systems of the world.

From 19 to 21 June 2012 working meetings of representatives from national statistical offices of Uzbekistan and Korea on the coordination and strategic planning of statistical activities, implementation of quality system, and organization of practical work on the IT use in the statistical system were held in the cities of Daejeon and Suncheon.

In the framework of the working meetings relevant presentations were made by the representatives.

Representatives of the SSC were also briefed with the organization of activities of the KOSTAT’s regional offices and technologies of electronic collection and processing of statistical data.


22.08 - 26.08.2011 Visit of representatives of the KOSTAT in the Goskomstat for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, joint acquaintance with the national statistical systems of the countries.

The Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Statistics between the Goskomstat and the KOSTAT was signed on 24 August 2011.

During the bilateral meeting the KOSTAT delegation acquainted with the statistical system of Uzbekistan and the main directions of the medium term development of state statistics. The parties also discussed issues of further cooperation in statistics.

During its missione the KOSTAT delegation also visited the Samarkand region Department of Statistics, saw the sights of Samarkand.

 

 
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