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  1. James Whitworth Head of Unit International Statistical Co-operationEurostat

  2. Eurostat engagement in EU policies for international statistical co-operation • Eurostat organisation • Co-operation with European and Mediterranean countries • International statistical co-operation

  3. Eurostat: as of 16 September 2005

  4. E4: Statistical co-operation with European and Mediterranean Countries Transition Facility Western Balkan countries European Neighbourhood Policy Acceding and candidate countries

  5. E4: Statistical co-operation with European and Mediterranean Countries • “Front-office” in E4, “back-office” in production units • Manages programmes • Programmes are specifically statistical

  6. New member states • Institutional building • Help to comply with statistical legislation (acquis)

  7. Acceding, Candidate, Western Balkan countries • Acceding: monitor commitments made in negotiations; support efforts to apply acquis; • Candidates: contribute to negotiations; support efforts to apply acquis; • Western Balkans: monitor negotiations and implementation of Stabilisation and Association Agreements (SAA) – e.g. some acquis, trade, free movement, etc.

  8. European Neighbourhood Policy • ENP-TACIS countries: strengthen national statistical systems, support adoption of European statistical methods; through ENP actions plane, bilateral discussions; • ENP-MED: continue supporting regional integration; harmonisation, dissemination, exchange of experience; through ENP action plans, EU co-operation policies.

  9. European and Mediterranean countries: co-ordination of technical co-operation • Few donors in region • Questionnaire • Eurostat working group • Economic Commission for Europe / CIS-Stat

  10. E5: International Statistical Co-operation International organisations EEA Asia, Latin America Swiss ASEAN C. AsiaCIS Africa, Caribbean, Pacific ECOWAS UEMOA COMESA Central America AndeanComm. PALOP SADC Mercosur, Chile Caricom Specific policies / ad hoc

  11. E5: International Statistical Co-operation • No budget • Mainly provides own “back office” support • Advisory role • Mainly regional approach • Does not “lead” projects • Statistical elements of wider projects

  12. EU Finance for Development EU the largest donor of development aid: - 55 % of global ODA (Official Development Aid) in terms of aid volume; - The most important economic and trade partner of the developing world; EU committed to go further: 0.41 % GNI (0.51 % old Member States, 0.17 % new) 0.56 % GNI for EU-25 by 2010 0.70 % GNI by 2015

  13. “Development Policy: the European Consensus” (COM(2005)311) • Poverty reduction • MDGs • Good Governance (including statistics?) • Human rights • Trade • Sustainable Development

  14. Set of 10 MDG indicatorsSelected by the EC

  15. Programming of aid (National Indicative Programmes - Nips and the Regional Indicative Programmes – Rips); Implementation of projects; Evaluation Eurostat’s role on technical cooperation and MDGs • Providing technical advice to DGDev, Relex and AIDCO;

  16. ACP, Asia, Latin America: co-ordination of technical co-operation • Paris21 “Light reporting” • Economic Commission for Europe / CIS-Stat • Co-ordination Committee on Statistical Activities • EU Statistical Programme Committee: UK initiative

  17. Thank you. James Whitworth James.whitworth@cec.eu.int Tel: 00 352 4301 36857 Fax: 00 352 4301 37269