On the twinning project “ Administrative capacity of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia”

07.09.2007

Information on the EU national programme 2005
„Transition Facility National Programme”
NO. 2005/017-495-04-02

“ Administrative capacity of the Central Statistical Bureau “
Twinning project No. LV/2005-IB/FI/01

 

  • The recipient of the financing- Central Statistical Bureau of the Republic of Latvia, legal address- Lačplēša 1, Rīga, LV- 1301;

  • The volume of the financing in euros:

o Total- 320242.26 (225067.54 LVL)

o Co-financing of the EU structural fund- 290642.26 (204264.54 LVL)

o National co-financing- 29600.00 (20803.00 LVL)

  • The length of the Project- from 15.05.2006. until 15.08.2007.

  • The aim of the Project- improvement of the administrative capacity of the Central Statistical Bureau by introducing the basis of the comprehensive quality management system.

  • Project activities:

o Detailed evaluation of the present situation in the sphere of quality management and documentation in the CSB;

o Workshop for the employees of the CSB on quality reports and quality indicators in statistics;

o Experience exchange visit of the CSB personnel to the Statistical Institution of Germany regarding the quality issues;

o Workshop for the CSB personnel on the user satisfaction inquiries;

o Seminar for the CSB personnel on the general approach of the quality in statistics;

o Recommendation on the creation of the systematical method, in order to identify, adopt, maintain and develop better practice, output;

o Visit of the CSB representatives to the Statistical Institution of Germany, in order to participate in the EU working group which reviewed the roughcast of the Handbook of the data quality evaluation methods;

o Visit of the CSB experts to the Statistical Institution of Germany regarding the issues related with performance of surveys on user satisfaction in different purpose groups;

o Formulation of the corresponding quality requirements, in order to improve the quality of the CSB products and processes;

o Seminar for the CSB personnel on the Survey documentation system of the Statistical Institution of Italy (SIDI);

o Visit of the CSB experts to the Statistical Institution of Italy with an aim to discuss and improve the technical specification draft of the CSB quality documentation system;

o The conclusion seminar of the project.

  • Project results:

o 163 employees of the CSB participated in the training; the training was organized in the framework of 2 seminars (63 persons were trained) and of 4 work groups (100 persons were trained);

o Two surveys of the data users were performed in different purpose groups:

- “Survey on the aspects of statistical information quality”

- “Satisfaction of the data users with the quality of CSB products and services”o The structure of the CSB Quality reports has been developed;

o The structure of the CSB Quality reports has been developed;

o The CSB Quality guidelines have been prepared and published;

o Strategic aims in the quality field have been established;

o The draft of the technical specification for the data base of the Comprehensive quality management system documentation has been prepared;o The experience of the EU member states has been obtained regarding the issues related with the quality in statistics.

o The experience of the EU member states has been obtained regarding the issues related with the quality in statistics.

The Quality guidelines of the CSB, as well as the results of both surveys of the data users are available on the CSB home page www.csb.gov.lv.

Prepared by the Statistical Methodology and Organization Division
Tel. 67366629
Jolanta Supe