MEDSTAT support for collaboration between Morocco and Palestine to replicate statistical software
June 28, 2017
On 10-13 July, a Delegation of three experts from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) will visit the Moroccan capital Rabat to organise the duplication of an online dynamic tabulation software that has been developed by the Office des Changes of Morocco (OCM) in a meeting organised in the framework of the EU-funded MEDSTAT project.
Discussions regarding this transfer started some time ago and the parties have progressively set the parameters to ensure its success. They have discussed the technical requirements for the adaptation of the software to the specificities of trade statistics in Palestine and for its implementation as a regular tool of the PCBS. In the last few months the two countries have exchanged information regarding the specification of the system in Morocco and the characteristics of data collection and processing in Palestine.
At this stage of the exchange between the two countries, both sides have the information that is necessary to envisage a more concrete aspect of the transfer. The Palestinian specialists’ visit to Rabat is a central element of the transfer, as they will be able to concretely work with their Moroccan counterparts in situ.
Once the tool is developed in Palestine, contacts will be continued between the two teams to fine-tune the transfer. Several more webinars may be necessary after the mission is completed.
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.