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Energy data represents a basic input to all sectoral and national development plans, particularly in ESCWA member countries where energy sector has a vital role in the economic and social development. However, the quality of energy statistics in most of ESCWA countries still needs capacity building to meet the appropriate statistical requirements for formulating national development plans and international reporting. ESCWA member countries face several problems concerning the availability and overall quality of data on energy. Therefore, there is an urgent necessity to upgrade the capacity of national officials on compiling statistics on supply and use by all sectors on all energy sources as well as for harmonizing the definitions and classification and to produced yearly energy balance.

The project aims to strengthen national statistical capacity in developing energy information system and energy statistics and balances in ESCWA member countries. Through training activities and sharing knowledge, the project will support member countries in adopting of corrective policies and programs and promoting the production of statistics and indicators on the energy in line with United Nations methodologies.

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Palestine Publishes the results of the Energy Survey in Transport 2015
The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) extends its deep appreciation to all Palestinian drivers who contributed to the success of collecting the survey data and to all workers in the survey for their dedication and commitment. The survey of Energy Consumption in Transport Survey in Palestine 2014 was planned and conducted by a technical team from PCBS And technical assistance from ESCWA with joint funding from the State of Palestine and the Islamic Development Bank under the supervision of ESCWA. Moreover, PCBS very much appreciates the distinctive efforts of ESCWA and the Islamic Development Bank for their valuable contribution to technical assistance and funding this survey.

Final meeting for the Energy Consumption in the Transport Sector Survey Project and Result Launching
National Statistical Offices and ministries of transport, and energy delegates from the three countries beneficiaries from the project on “Survey of Energy Consumption in the Transport Sector”, namely Egypt, Jordan and Palestine, gathered at ESCWA in Beirut on 23 and 24 July 2015, to launch the results of the Survey. In the context of the project on Representatives of the Islamic Development Bank, and the United Kingdom Department for International Affairs who provided the funds to undertake the Survey attended the meeting alongside experts in energy and transport from the World Bank and ESCWA. In the three countries, the transport sector contributes to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employment, but uses 30 to 40 percent of total energy end use, benefits from large amounts of government subsidies and has adverse effects on the environment and inefficient transport systems. Participants shared experiences and lessons learned and put the way forward for evidence-based national energy and transport policies. The survey results revealed that the transport sector used the equivalent of 3 million tons of oil in Jordan, vs. 758 thousand tons in Palestine of oil. It also revealed new information on car efficiency and the demographic and geographic distribution of vehicles and drivers.

Energy consumption in the transport sector questionnaires
In the context of the project on energy consumption in the transport sector surveys, three ESCWA member countries have prepared and conducted national surveys on the energy consumption in the transport sector. The questionnaires used to conduct the surveys are provided in the "Energy Survey Questionnaires" in English and Arabic.

Guidelines on Energy Consumption Surveys in the Transport Sector
The publication is a reference guideline on methodologies used for conducting surveys and collecting data on energy consumption in the transport sector, namely road, railway, maritime, and air transport. The first part describes the technical aspect of the different methods of statistical data collection. The second part focuses on the preferred design for energy consumption surveys. It also includes the experiences of Egypt, Jordan and Palestine in implementing the survey.

IRES التوصيات الدولية لإحصاءات الطاقة
قامت ادارة الاحصاء في اللجنة الاقتصادية والاجتماعية لغربي آسيا(الاسكوا) بترجمة أولية للوثيقة الاصلية بالنكليزية من خلال مشروع التنمية "تعزيز القدرات الاحصائية الوطنية في انتاج احصاءات وميزان الطاقة" لكي تكون مرجعا" هاما" لاطلاع ذوي الشأن من كافة البلاد العربية على هذا الاطار بلغتهم الأم وبالتوقيت المناسب مما يسهم في نشر أوسع للمفاهيم وتطبيق المنهجيات المتطورة وفق تلك الوثيقة وذلك للاستعجال باصدار النسخة العربية الرسمية من قبل قسم الترجمة العربية في إدارة الأمم المتحدة للشؤون الاقتصادية

Meeting on Energy Balance and End Use in the Transport Sector
A preliminary meeting will be held in Amman, Jordan on 22-23 December 2014 to start with the implementation of the Joint Project of the Statistics Division with the Islamic Bank and DFID on strengthening the statistical capacity of 3 Arab countries, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine, in producing energy statistics and energy consumption surveys in the transport sector.

Joint Project of the Statistics Division with the Islamic Bank and DFID on Energy Consumption Surveys, October 2014
Energy consumption statistics is a unique data source for policy-makers, analysts and companies involved in the energy sector. A considerable gap still exists between the demand for information and the ability of most Arab countries to routinely supply reliable energy statistics, both in terms of the availability and the quality of data. The overall objective of this project is to strengthen the capacity of National Statistical Offices (NSOs) in developing energy information systems and energy statistics in order to assist governments in more effectively managing energy consumption in the region.








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