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BNSI trains statisticians from Republic of Azerbaijan in the field of statistics on disabled persons under twinning project

Published at: 17.10.2016 - 17:40
The National Statistical Institute hosts the fourth study visit of experts from the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan within the twinning project AZ/14/ENP/ST/32 “Support to the State Statistical Committee in Harmonisation of the National Statistics System of the Republic of Azerbaijan in line with EU standards”. The training is part of Component 4 on the project “Statistics on disabled and invalid persons” and its duration is five days (17 - 21 October 2016). The topic of the mission is “European Health and Social Integration Survey”.

The meeting was opened by the President of the National Statistical Institute Mr. Sergey Tsvetarsky, who is also a Junior Member State Project Leader. Mr. Tsvetarsky briefly described BNSI experience in the field of demographic and social statistics and together with Azerbaijani guests expressed the belief that the study visit will contribute to the achievement of the project objectives under this component.

During the study visit statisticians form Republic of Azerbaijan will be acquainted with the methodology and toolkit of harmonized surveys for compiling and producing statistical indicators on disabled persons and the surveys methodology of “social model” for disabled persons. The training program at the BNSI Head office includes the following main topics:

- European Health and Social Integration Survey;

- 2011 Population Census - Bulgarian experience in usage the census as data source for statistics on disabled  persons;

- Employment of disabled people - Labor Force Survey 2011 ad-hoc module;

- The European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics (ESSPROS) - structure and used classification.

An expert from National Health Data and E-health Directorate at the National Center for Public Health and Analysis at the Ministry of Health will participate in the training. The maintained by the Center Information system “Persons with a primary disability, type and degree of disability” will be presented as a possible administrative data source for people with disabilities. On behalf of BNSI experts from Demographic and Social Statistics Directorate - Health and Justice Statistics Department and Statistics on Living Conditions Department, Labour Statistics Department and Multi-Domain Statistics and Geostatistics Department participate.

During the study visit in Bulgaria the statisticians from the State Statistical Committee will also get acquainted with the experience of Regional Statistical Office - Severoiztok in organizing and conducting households’ sample surveys and ad hoc module on employment of disabled people in LFS at regional level.

The implementation period of twinning project “Support to the State Statistical Committee in Harmonisation of the National Statistics System of the Republic of Azerbaijan in line with European standards” is 24 mounts and is funded by the European Union.