An independent and equitable statistical system, without being influenced by politics is very significant for any society, stated today the Euro Ambassador Samuel Žbogarduring the celebration of the Day of the Statistics at the National Bank.

According to him, the Census will contain data that will help in the creation of better policies in the education, health, waste management.

“The census was delayed because of the snap parliamentary elections and that is a logical occurence. The technical preparations are occuring in the best order and I’m hoping of a political will for operationalisation. There are no obstacles for passing the Law at the Parliament” said Žbogar who hopes that it will be over by 2021 when most of the European countries have to implement their own.

The Euro Ambassador said that the reforms are necessary for the statistics are not only because the EU demands it but because of the good of the country.

The Director of the State Statistical Office, Apostol Simovski said that the statistical data isn’t just ordinary numbers but tools for the creation of policies. He also said that there is a greater need for data on a micro level and the global trends for collecting data are changing and new methods are used.

The Governor of the National Bank, Anita Angelovska – Bežoska said that the financial crisis and the changes in the central banks has influenced the systematization of statistical data.
“The main challenges that many central banks are facing with refer to the technology that is used for processing the increased scope of data, their management and standardization for statistical goals, including the keeping of the principle of confidentiality in conditions of an increased number of individual data. It’s a challenge to be balancing between the increased need for data and the burden for the informants. All of this is imposing the need for stronger collaboration and coordination between all involved parties including the carriers of statistical researches” said Angelovska Bežoska.