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Statistics Sweden's cooperation projects around the world

Relevant, independent and reliable statistics are the basic prerequisites for a democratic society. But in many low and middle income countries, including countries seeking EU membership, both resources and capacity are needed to produce and spread official statistics according to international standards.

Statistics Sweden's cooperation project in Kenya.

This is why Statistics Sweden has been offering its expertise for 40 years to statistical agencies and statistical systems in low and middle income countries. The purpose is to contribute to better statistics that meet user demands. The countries are also strengthened in that independent statistics are produced, communicated and used for decisions, debate, research and follow up. An important part of our projects is that we work together with our colleagues. We don't do the job for them but contribute to supplying them with tools and knowledge to be able to do the job themselves.

The projects are on a long term basis, and are built on partnership with clear objectives and expected results. The cooperation projects often span over several years and include statistics on specific subjects, statistical methods, IT, quality issues as well as dissemination and communication of statistics. Also included are leadership and management of statistical processes and organisation. The cooperation projects are largely financed by the Swedish foreign aid budget through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida. Statistics Sweden is thus an actor within Swedish development cooperation.



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