Title of the Project: Strong Albanian Local Statistics (SALSTAT)

Financed by: Swiss Development Cooperation Office (SDC) - Swiss Federal Statistical Office

Implementation phase: 1.09.2018 – 31.08.2022

Implementing Agency: INSTAT and Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO)

SALSTAT is part of the programme “Strong Municipalities” funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation Office for the period June 2017- May 2024. SALSTAT is managed by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO) and the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) in coordination with SDC.

The central goal of SALSTAT is to assess possibilities to improve the availability of statistics on the local and regional level. The background for the SALSTAT is the 2015 Territorial and Administrative Reform (TAR). The project aims to build-up a statistical system (data and indicators) for the municipalities and regions, especially for demographic and social statistics. The assessment includes also conditions for a possible build-up of a Statistical Population Register as well as a Statistical Building and Dwelling Register in the long term.