Visit of the International Expert, Ms. Irina Goryacheva to the Agency on statistics
According to the signed Twining Partnership Contract between the Agency on Statistics under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Joint Venture (Consortium) headed by DevStat, the visit of the key expert Mrs. Irina Goryacheva is currently being made.
The main objective of the experts mission is to improve the methodology and calculation of the price indices used in the Agency on statistics and the skills of the staff in this field, including improving the quality and coverage of the price statistics to better meet the needs of internal and external users.
In accordance with the detailed work plan, this mission will be performed on the following tasks:
Assistance in improving the methodology for calculating the consumer price index (CPI), including data collection, the level of use of the IT infrastructure for data collection, the number of CPI subindexes as well as issues related to the weighting of the various components of the CPI and the possibility of increasing the number of subindexes to ensure needs of different types of users;
Assistance in improving the methodology for calculating the producer price index (PPI), including issues related to the level of use of electronic reporting in data collection, problems encountered when implementing the new GCEA rev.2 (General classification of all economic activities), as well as issues related to determination of the weights of various PPI components, with the number of PPI subindexes and the possibility of their increasing to meet the needs of different types of users;
Assistance the AS specialists on calculation of the price index in construction, covering all areas of the construction sector.
Consultations were held between the key expert, Ms. I. Goryacheva and representatives of the Agency on statistics under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan represented by the First Deputy Director, Mr. Sh. Shokirzoda and the Deputy Director of the Agency, Mr. K. Davlatzoda on organizing the work during the mission with the participation of the Head of the Price Statistics Department, Mr. A. Najibulayev.
It was noted that the issue of gathering of primary information largely determines the quality of the calculated price indices and the training of price recorders in the field will have a great influence on the quality of the CPI. On April 26, 2017, the expert of the joint venture DevStat, Ms. Irina Goryacheva conducted work in Kurgan-Tube of Khatlon region, where price recorders from individual cities and districts of the region were invited.
The mission of the expert Ms. Irina Goryacheva began on April 24 and will last until May 5, 2017.