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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.

Project Document 


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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