EU-funded MEDSTAT IV brings together MED countries business registers specialists

March 5, 2019
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MEDSTAT IV organised a technical workshop in Lisbon on February 19 to discuss the determinants of quality for business registers and ways to improve it. The event gathered representatives from all the ENP-South countries, from both the statistical offices and from partner institutions involved in the management of the business registers. Two specialists, from the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) and the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), were also invited in order to present the way quality was addressed in their respective organisations.

On February 20, the MEDSTAT IV working group on Business registers and statistics met for its fifth time to review the work done during 2018, to assess the main results achieved and discuss their impact on the statistical situation in the region. The Working group also debated the future priorities for its work programme in 2019 and beyond. The extension of the coverage of the registers to the agriculture businesses, to the informal sector and to the non-profit institutions remains a common concern in the region.

The MEDSTAT IV project provides expertise and technical support to promote the harmonisation of statistics in line with EU and international standards in 6 domains: business register and business, trade and balance of payments, energy, labour market, migration and transport. It follows on the previous phase implemented over the period 2010-2013.

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia