MedStat organises a work shop on the use of transport statistics
December 20, 2017
On December 6-7, MEDSTAT IV organised a two-day workshop on the use of transport statistics in the production of impact assessments and in the evaluation of transport policies which was attended by representatives of the NSIs and the Ministries of Transport of six ENP-S countries (Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Palestine).
Policies and projects related to transport often imply huge public and private investments and transport statistics are key to ensure an evidence-based decision-making and policy design process and to promote an informed public debate. National transport statistics systems of the ENP-S countries need to develop statistics on transport volumes and traffic that will enable an ever more detailed analysis of goods and people mobility.
The meeting built around the presentation of the work of CETMO (Centre d’Etudes des Transports pour la Méditerranée Occidentale) on the creation of a regional observatory of transport and logistics activities in the Mediterranean region and the related system of indicators. The presentation and the discussions that followed led to a fruitful exchange among the ENP-S countries on national strategies for the development of the use of transport statistics in the production of impact assessments and in the evaluation of transport policies. Specific indicators have also been identified that the partner countries are encouraged to produce in order to enhance this strategic use of transport statistics and to ease regional comparisons and consolidations.
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.