22/05/2013 – Russia’s official statistics are compiled with a excessive diploma of professionalism and now have a strong authorized foundation, however their scope, timeliness and worldwide comparability must be improved, in keeping with an preliminary evaluation by the OECD.
Presenting the report in Moscow, OECD Chief Statistician Martine Durand mentioned the general view of Russia’s statistical system was optimistic. “The principle actors such because the federal state statistics service, ROSSTAT, ought to be congratulated on their work and dedication. However like all statistical techniques, there are areas the place enhancements might be made.”
She underlined the significance of the authorized modifications pursued by ROSSTAT and different statistics producers.
“With out a strong authorized and institutional foundation, backing from authorities, co-operation amongst official information companies and the help of the general public, it isn’t doable to supply credible and dependable official statistics,” she mentioned.
Amongst its suggestions, the report says:
- Alternate of information between federal companies must be elevated and administrative co-ordination ought to be reviewed regularly.
- Extra efforts ought to be made to adjust to worldwide classifications and norms.
- Participation within the inhabitants census ought to be made obligatory for residents.
- A lot of gaps should be crammed within the compilation of nationwide accounts information, that are used to measure Gross Home Product (GDP) and main gaps in monetary accounts information should be addressed.
The report notes ROSSTAT’s plans to deal with these shortcomings within the close to time period and welcomes the organising of a working group alongside authorities ministries and the Central Financial institution of Russia to suggest laws to enhance monetary information assortment.
The report says ROSSTAT has improved methodologies and information assortment for the manufacturing of the Client Value Index. It provides a usually optimistic evaluation of different areas together with labour statistics, manufacturing and demand information, and enterprise tendency and client surveys.
Russia is at present in accession discussions with the OECD and already works intently with the Organisation on points starting from financial evaluation to tax cooperation.
The report, OECD Evaluation of the Statistical System and Key Statistics of the Russian Federation, is on the market right here.
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