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OECD CSSP praises the progress made by Latvia since its accession

On 20–21 June, the 15th meeting of the Committee on Statistics and Statistical Policy (CSSP) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) took place in Geneva, where Aija Žīgure, President of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB), presented the progress achieved in Latvian statistics since the country’s accession to the OECD:

“During the two years since our country’s accession to the OECD, significant work has been done to fully conform to OECD’s international statistical standards and requirements. The role of CSB as the leading statistical institution has been strengthened, another step towards the modernisation of statistics has been made – more and more administrative data sources are used, thus reducing the burden posed on companies. Users will soon be able to get to know the new website of CSB with a number of various improvements, and we are also working the development of the Official Statistics Portal,” Aija Žīgure indicated.

The President of CSB provided an overview of the work carried out and the adherence thereof with the recommendations of the Committee, with members of the Committee taking note of Latvia’s report and congratulating Latvia on the progress achieved. A positive assessment on the work done by CSB was also given by Paul Schreyer, Deputy Director of the Statistics and Data Directorate of OECD.

Latvia joined OECD on 1 June 2016. A post-accession progress report on the work done in the field of statistics was due to be submitted to the OECD CSSP within two years. Latvia’s accession to the OECD provided an opportunity to become part of an even larger statistical community.

The decision on Latvia’s accession to the OECD was made by the Cabinet of Ministers in December 2013.

 

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