25 October 2021

On October 21-22, 2021, the 7th Meeting of the International Transport Forum on Transport Statistics is being held via videoconference.

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The International Transport Forum at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental organization with 63 member countries. It acts as the main center for transport policy and organizes the Annual Summit of Transport Ministers. The ITF is the only global body that covers all modes of transport. The ITF's mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the role of transport in economic growth, environmental sustainability and social inclusion, and to raise the public profile of transport policies.

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The International Transport Forum is committed to improving the quality and coverage of transport statistics. The aim of the meeting is to better understand user needs and improve transport statistics in order to better understand the role of the transport sector in the economy. The meeting also provides an opportunity to maintain and develop regular contacts with a wide range of transport actors to exchange views, experience and join forces for the effective development of international transport statistics.

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The Meeting was attended by over 60 specialists from Europe, Asia, America, representatives of national statistical services of the CIS countries, other government agencies involved in collecting data on transport statistics, as well as regional organizations and the scientific community.

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The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics was represented at the meeting by Akrom Sultanov - Head of the Department for Monitoring and Coordination of the Open Data Portal, Abdugafur Mirzakhidov - Head of the Department for Statistics of the Service Industry and Azizkhon Ikramov - Chief Specialist of the Department of Statistical Observations of Housing Improvement.

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International experts made presentations on «International Transport Forum Gender Analysis Toolkit», «Improving Transport Equity» (US experience), «Collaborating on Mobile Phone Data for Transport Statistics» (UN proposal), ITF publication «Big Data for Modeling Travel Demand», «Innovations in the measurement of transport» (also after the COVID-19 pandemic) the experience of European countries.

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As a result of the meeting, the participants considered proposals for the development of a more coherent and effective international framework for transport statistics, by facilitating the exchange of views and obtaining better data for more effective policy-making among transport experts from different countries.

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