Statistical Capacity Building: Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Statistical Capacity Building:
Case Studies and Lessons Learned

November 2005

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Part I. Overview and Lessons Learned
1. Overview
Thomas K. Morrison
  Purpose of Studies
  Scope and Structure
  Strategies and Plans
  Lessons Learned
    Lessons for Country Authorities
    Lessons for Technical Assistance Donors
    Lessons Regarding Prerequisites
    Lessons for Transition and Postconflict Countries
Part II. Case Studies
2. Cambodia: Multisector Statistics
Zia Abbasi
    Socioeconomic Situation
  The Evolution of Official Statistics in Cambodia
  Strategies and Plans for Improvement
  Implementation and Outcomes
    Statistical Organization Prerequisites
      Statistical legislation and regulations
      Statistics coordination
      Statistical planning frameworks
      Statistics development
      Statistical roles, functions, organization structure, and staffing arrangements
      Government financing
      Staff training and development
    Economic and Financial Statistics
      National accounts statistics
      Price statistics
      Foreign trade statistics
      Balance of payments statistics
      Government finance statistics
      Monetary and financial statistics
      Other economic statistics
    Sociodemographic Statistics
      Population and demographic statistics
      Poverty statistics
    Dissemination and Use of Official Statistics
      Availability and quality of statistics and methods documentation
      Dissemination and public access to official statistics and methodology
  Conclusions and Lessons Learned
    Lessons Learned
      Champions and leaders
      Commitment and ownership
      Financing for statistics
      Awareness and understanding
      User consultation and involvement
      Phasing and mode of technical assistance
      Selection and use of experts
      Appropriate legislation and enforcement
      Coordination mechanisms
      Use of technology
3. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Multisector Statistics
Noel Atcherley
  The Immediate Postwar Setting
    General Background
    Statistical Situation
      Statistical organization
      Statistical output
  Strategies and Plans, Implementation, and Outcomes
    1996–97—Initial Postwar Years—A Limited Focus on Statistics
      Strategies and plans
      Implementation and outcomes
    1998–99—Support for Physical Infrastructure, State Agency, and Donor Planning, but Limited Technical Assistance
      Strategies and plans
      Implementation and outcomes
    2000–03—Training, Coordination and Planning Attempts, Limited Collections, a Statistical Law, and Further Donor Meetings
      Strategies and plans
      Implementation and outcomes
    2004 Onward—Implementation of Law, Priority Surveys, Declining Technical Assistance, and Possible Organizational Change
      Strategies, plans, and implementation
  Setting 2004, Conclusions, and Lessons Learned
    The Setting 2004
      Economic and political
    Lessons Learned
4. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Monetary Statistics
Graham L. Slack
    Institutional Setting (Capacity, Statistical Outputs, Shortcomings, and Challenges)
  The Plan of Action and Outcomes
    Plans for Improving Statistical Capacity, Technical Aspects,
and Institutional and Systemic Issues
  Selected Methodological Issues
    Reliability of Source Data
    Data on Domestic Bank Financing
    Payment Bureau Accounts
    Cashier’s Checks
    Co-Circulation of Currencies
    Currency Board
  Tools of Technical Assistance in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Technical Assistance Reports
    IMF Statistical Advisor and Resident Representative
    Multisector Mission
  Phases of Technical Assistance
    Implementation Phase (1996–97)
    Consolidation Phase (1997–98)
    Facilitating Phase (1998 to Date)
  Conclusions and Lessons Learned
5. Ukraine: Monetary Statistics
Jaroslav Kucera
  Statistical Capacity, Technical Assistance, and Institutional Issues
    Stage One: Fact Finding and Outlining the Plan
    Stage Two
      Implementation of initial recommendations and further steps to improve monetary statistics
      Substantial progress
    Stage Three
      New plans of accounts
      Improvements in the framework for the compilation of monetary data based on new plans of accounts
  Conclusions and Lessons Learned
  4.1. Overview of Key Aspects of the Banking System in BiH in 1996
  4.2. Time Line of IMF Monetary Statistics Missions and Key Outcomes
  4.1. Institutional Arrangements for Data Collection and Compilation of Monetary Statistics for BiH
  4.2. Spreadsheet Architecture for Data Compilation
  4.1. Bosnia and Herzegovina