This paper discusses findings of the Technical Assistance Evaluation Report for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Overall, the authorities indicated that technical assistance (TA) and training had been very useful in improving its statistical systems and statistics. The approach to provide subject-specific TA following the Data Module Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) was effective as the ROSC assessment was helpful in setting the context for future TA. The authorities emphasized the usefulness of training. They noted that despite the slow pace of implementation of TA missions’ recommendations in some cases, training had contributed to their understanding of international standards.
The coverage, periodicity, and timeliness for macroeconomic data in Peru are summarized and compared with Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) specifications. The human, financial, and computing resources allocated to the existing program of statistics at the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (CRBP) are adequate and are used efficiently. The CRBP has well-established recruitment and training programs, and the salaries are competitive compared with those of the private sector. Efforts are being made to upgrade the computer systems, including the recent acquisition and implementation of new software to manage the macroeconomic databases.