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Gender Statistics, achievements and challenges. National Institute of Statistics Albania. INSTAT & Gender Statistics. Gender Issues: great importance in the country. This means: need for gender statistics.

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Gender Statistics, achievements and challenges

National Institute of Statistics


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INSTAT & Gender Statistics

  • Gender Issues: great importance in the country. This means: need for gender statistics.

  • INSTAT is the key institution of producing and disseminating data in the country; it has a crucial role regarding gender statistics.

  • Since 1998: Women and Men in Albania

  • Participation in different researches and studies regarding gender issues.

  • Trying to improve the current situation of gender statistics.

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  • The statistical law does not specify the production and dissemination of sex-disaggregated data.

  • The recent law on equal opportunities outlines the collection of sex-disaggregated data.

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  • With different NGOs, Committee for Equal Opportunities, research and academic institutions (Gender Institute FoSS).

  • Need for a better coordination with the other producers: ministries in order to improve the administrative records (one of the main sources of data). Some ministries does not collect sex-disaggregated data.

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International collaboration

  • Very positive : they stress on the need for gender statistics.

  • International partners are very committed in supporting INSTAT to improve gender statistics.

  • Sida-Statistic Sweden, UNDP, SDC

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Some achievements

  • LSMS: useful sex-disaggregated data (employment, poverty, education etc)

  • The research publication based on Census 2001 data Gender Perspectives in Albania

  • Gender perspectives in NSSED …… !!!

  • Common Country Assessment 2004.A chapter on Gender equality and a strong effort to mainstream gender through the entire document.One of the objectives : Identify data gaps.

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  • Violence against Women : lack of data

    Main sources: different studies and surveys by NGOs and IOs. No institutional response…….

  • Need for surveys. Actually no Time Use Survey, LFS or HBS – useful sources of sex- disaggregated data. (Hope that INSTAT will conduct a LFS or HBS in the future: include questions on Time Use)

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Ideas for the (near) future

  • Improve the relationship between users-producers.Propose to all the interested users to send to INSTAT their needs on sex-disaggregated data or on analysis.

  • Organize activities to improve the coordination between producers: raise the awareness for the importance of collecting sex-disaggregated data.

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  • Have more completed sex-disaggregated data.

  • Use these data to fight against gender inequalities.