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Project ID:00065641Description:ALB Result 1.1.1 - Data and s
Albania SDG Acceleration Fund
Start Date *: 31 Dec 2008
End Date*: 31 Dec 2011
Country: Albania Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   Multiple

Strengthening Statistics and Data Management for Evidence-Based Policy Making

 In 2010, the UN continued to place emphasis on supporting the development of national capacities for collection, analysis and use of data to enable national authorities establish a statistical evidence base to measure progress towards the MDGs, and to guide national policymaking.

 In March 2010, the Government, with UN support, launched the report of the first Albania Demographic Health Survey (2008–2009). The findings provided updates on key indicators related to households and population, education, health, and women’s empowerment. UN agencies helped to ensure that data were presented in an accessible format, and that information or sections of the report were widely disseminated throughout Albania.

 The data will help to provide the evidence for improved public policy, especially health-related and family planning services. The National Employment Service, with ILO support, has completed a skills-needs survey, which provides up-to-date information on skills needs of the labour market and can be used to improve skills matching; this can serve as a pilot for more systemic interventions in the future.

 In preparation for the 2011 population and household census, the UN is supporting on-going work on the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) GIS Census database, which is now mostly complete. With assistance from UNFPA, INSTAT has put in place Albania’s first cartographic database, which can be used to generate digital thematic maps for localized urban and rural areas, an important basis for urban and rural planning. The database will also provide the basis for the 2012 agricultural census and all other future statistical surveys. With UNDP support, regional census management structures have been established at the local level, and the census questionnaire has been revised by INSTAT, based on participatory consultations with all relevant groups such as academics, civil society, religious groups, minorities and international organizations.

Source: 2010 Annual Progress Report


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  • Fioralba Shkodra, UN Coordination Specialist; Telephone: 00355 4 2276 648; Email:; Skype: fioralba.shkodra
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