Statistics Denmark provides assistance to sister agencies in pre-accession and neighbour countries to the EU as well as in countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East to build up their capacity to produce reliable, comparable, timely and available national statistics.
Statistics provide the information needed for policy-makers to make evidence-based decisions; for citizens to form opinions and hold governments accountable; for businesses to make sound decisions; and for researchers to analyse society. Assisting other national statistics institutes in producing statistics of high quality is important to Statistics Denmark.
Statistics Denmark believes in mutual cooperation between equal partners and work closely with the beneficiary institution to ensure national ownership - a key to development.
We prefer to carry out long-term institutional cooperation in order to achieve lasting results and to develop a strong relationship with the beneficiary institution and our partners.
Statistics Denmark participates in capacity building projects on all aspects of the statistical production from data collection to processing to dissemination. We also have the capacity to provide technical assistance on issues on organisational management and statistical legislation and policy.
Statistics Denmark has experience in providing assistance in most statistical topics including:
Statistics Denmark is not a funding agency. Our international involvement is either financed by the partner government, the Danish government, The World Bank, or through EU technical support programmes.
Statistics Denmark implements projects in other countries with the purpose to build up these countries’ capacity to produce reliable, comparable, timely and available statistics.
The International Consulting Division produces a newsletter on our statistical capacity building activities.