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Historical projects

Statistics Denmark has been involved in international cooperation projects since the beginning of the millennium.

Additional information and reports from the projects are available on request. If you are interested in information about a specific historical project please write an email to and we will get back you.

Below there is a short description of some of the historical projects. In addition to these, we have been involved in many other projects on a smaller scale.



Statistics Denmark implemented an EU-financed Twinning project in Armenia in cooperation with the national statistics institutions of Finland, Italy and Lithuania from August 2015 to August 2017. The beneficiary institution was the National Statistics Service of the Republic of Armenia, Armstat. The aim of the project was to support the upgrade of official statistics of Armenia by introducing new methodologies on statistics closely aligned to European standards and enhancing dissemination of official statistics to the society.

The project focused on six major components:

  1. Dissemination and Quality of Statistics
  2. Demographic Statistics and IT
  3. Labour Market Statistics
  4. Poverty Statistics
  5. Innovation Statistics
  6. Water Accounts 

The project was the second EU Twinning project between Armstat and Statistics Denmark. The first project ran from 2011 to 2013.


From September 2008 to November 2010 Statistics Denmark and the Central Agency of Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) of Egypt implemented an EU Twinning project. The project was called "Institutional Capacity Building for the Central Agency of Public Mobilization and Statistics; and Developing the Legal Framework for Statistics in Egypt".

We implemented the project in partnership with Statistics Sweden, Statistics Finland, Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia and the Czech Statistical Office. The objective was to support the preparation of statistical policy and legislation and to build up the organizational capacity of CAPMAS to produce, publish and disseminate high quality statistics.

The project focused on six major components:

  1. Improvement of statistical legislation
  2. Organisational reform
  3. Increasing statistical awareness
  4. Improved IT-function
  5. Development of certain statistics such as national accounts, external sector statistics and price statistics

Statistics Denmark and the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics (ICBS) implemented a two-year EUTwinning project from March 2016 to August 2018. Besides experts from Statistics Denmark, the project was implemented in cooperation with the national statistics institutions in the Netherlands, Poland and the UK.

The project is a result of the bilateral ENP Action Plan between the EU and Israel.

See the EEAS website for further details on the EU/Israel Action Plan

The project had four major components:

  1. Quality management of official statistics
  2. Micro-data services to researchers
  3. Infrastructures for agricultural statistics
  4. Methodological and geo-spatial tools for improving the quality and efficiency of field surveys

The purpose of the project was for the ICBS to align official statistics with standards, guidelines and best practices from the European Union and from international organizations like the IMF and the OECD.

The project was a logical continuation of a previous EU Twinning project between Statistics Denmark and ICBS that ran from May 2013 to December 2014.


Between November 2013 and April 2015, Statistics Denmark implemented an EU Twinning project with the Department of Statistics of Jordan. We worked on the implementation together with Istat of Italy, the Central Statistics Bureau of Latvia and Northern Ireland Cooperation Overseas.

The topics were:

  1. Ensuring quality control of statistical data through upgrading sampling methodologies
  2. Implementing international and European methods in National Accounts
  3. Quality of statistics
  4. Developing IT systems for online dissemination of statistics

From December 2013 to March 2016, Statistics Denmark implemented an EU Twinning Project with the Kosovo Agency of Statistics. We worked with partners from Statistics Lithuania, Statistics Finland and Ni-Co Northern Ireland.

The project had four components:

  1. Quality Systems for Statistics
  2. National Accounts
  3. Business Statistics
  4. Information Technology System

Statistics Denmark implemented an EU-financed Twinning project with the State Statistics Service of Ukraine from December 2013 to December 2015. INSEE France, Statistics Lithuania, Central Statistical Office of Latvia, Central Statistical Office of Poland, Statistics Finland, Statistics Sweden, Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic, INE of Spain and ISTAT Italy were also providing expertise to the project.

The objective of the project was to develop Ukraine’s national system of official statistics in order to apply European standards in the area of statistics.

The project had 13 components:

  1. National Accounts
  2. Consumer Price Index (CPI) Sample
  3. Quality reports
  4. Producer Price Index (PPI)
  5. Structural Business Statistics (SBS)
  6. Business Trends Survey
  7. Agriculture Statistics
  8. Foreign Trade Statistics
  9. Statistical Business Register
  10. Sample Surveys Methodology
  11. Capital and Foreign Direct Investment
  12. Household Living Conditions Survey
  13. Effective Communi­cation with Media and Public
  14. Promoting the Activity of the Statistical Office
  15. Web Portal Solutions
  16. Data Collection Process

The project was a follow-up to a previous EU Twinning project running from 2011 to 2013.


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