Five-years plan of surveys

'Activities of official statistics shall be based on the Programme that is in compliance with the Development Strategy adopted for the five-year period. Other official statistics producers shall submit to the competent body proposals for preparing the Programme under their competence, no later than 15th September in a year preceding the year for which the Programme is adopted. The Programme, upon prior opinion of the Council shall be passed by the Government. The Programme shall be published in the Official Gazette of Montenegro.' (citation of Article 21, Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12)

The Programme shall include:

1) Overview of development objectives of official statistics;

2) Overview of main results of official statistics in each area, data on their periodicity, and degree of compliance with international standards;

3) Overview of the most important activities in development that cannot be allocated per areas;

4) Name of the responsible official statistics producer, and

5) Information on expected problems.

Citation of Article 22, Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistics System, Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12.

Programme of Statistical Surveys 2009 – 2013  was passed at the session of the Government of Montenegro on 15 January 2009, and published in Official Gazette of Montenegro No 17/09. The Programme 2009 – 2013 can be called “umbrella document“ for all carriers of statistical activities, i.e. providers and users of statistical data.

Programme of Official Statistics 2014 – 2018 is the second strategic document of this type in Montenegro. Apart from previous Programme, this document introduces a certain number of new international statistical methodologies, standards, the best practice, EU regulations and recommendations, but also the Code of Practice. The Programme especially points out planned activities on the introduction of new indicators aimed at completely compliance, especially where it has not be done until now. The Programme of Official Statistics 2014-2018 has been published in the Official Gazette of Montenegro No 13/14, of 14 March 2014.

Pursuant to the Article 21 paragraph 3 of the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12), at its session 131 held on 15 October 2015 the Government of Montenegro adopted the Decision on Amendments to the Programme of Official Statistics for 2014-2018. 

The reason for amendments to the Programme of Official Statistics 2014–2018 is an accession of the Ministry of Science in the system of official statistics of Montenegro. 

The legal basis for the adoption of Programme of Official Statistics 2014 – 2018 is contained in the Article 21 paragraph 3 of the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistics System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12), which regulates that the Government of Montenegro passes the Programme of Official Statistics.

Programme of Official Statistics for 2014–2018 represents a framework for development, production, and dissemination of official statistics of Montenegro, for period of five years. All priority activities of official statistics are summarized and incorporated in this document that is adopted in accordance with the Development Strategy of Official Statistics.

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