23 February 2021

Via videoconference, the Statistics Office of the Republic of Serbia organized an online meeting "Winter School" aimed at exchanging experience between partner countries and promoting international cooperation.

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The main purpose of such meetings is to accelerate the process of creating a dialogue and exchange of new ideas and examples of best practices of the National Statistical Offices of the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. The topic of the meeting was “Official statistics and problems of COVID-19; Data collection, visual monitoring and visual data analysis”.

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The meeting was attended by representatives of the Statistical Offices of Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics and the World Bank.

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During the meeting, presentations were made on the topic: Official statistics and COVID-19 challenges and responses to the situation: The experience of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, Iraj Namdaryan (GOPA company), Mustafa Dinch (World Bank), Rosstat. On February 19, from the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics, the Head of the Department of Organization and Methodology of Statistical Work made a presentation - Dilshod Zakirov made a presentation on the topic: “Challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experience of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics”.

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As a result of the presentations, discussions took place on various topics, considering tools for data visualization and analytical data visualization, visual monitoring of data collection, the introduction of new modules in IST (synchronization, application for the 2021 census).

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Responsible employees of the Departments of Industry Statistics, Price Statistics, Investment and Construction Statistics, Service Industry Statistics, Living Standards Statistics and Population Surveys, the Department for the Development of Information and Communication Technologies and Interactive Public Services of the State Committee on Statistics took an active part in the discussions.

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