The National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat), a legal entity of public law, carries out its activities independently. It is an institution established to produce and disseminate official statistics according to the Georgian legislation. Geostat is established by the Law of Georgia on Official Statistics, dated 11 December 2009.
By the law, Geostat ensures the coordination of works with official statistics-producing bodies, makes recommendations on standards and methodologies required to produce statistics, coordinates the exchange of information with administrative bodies for the production of statistics and promotes the implementation of approved standards and methodologies. Geostat is responsible for dissemination of official statistics and is doing so in accordance with the pre-defined release calendar.
Most of the sectorial statistics, produced by Geostat, come from survey data. Globally, 70% of produced statistics are generated from primary data and GEOSTAT conducts over 240 surveys per year. Administrative data are mainly provided by the state entities.
Under the new organizational structure of Geostat, there are two boards: Geostat Board and Advisory Board, lead by the Executive Director of Geostat, who at the same time is appointed as a Chairman.
The number of employees at the National Statistics Office of Georgia is 780.
Georgia has made significant progress in developing the country’s statistical system, in terms of implementing internationally recognized basic standards for statistics.
- The most recent Global Assessment of Georgia (GA) was carried out in 2018-2019; report was published on July 1 2019 (https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/52535/9937638/Global+Assessment+Georgia+2019/2d80bb86-c7bb-4d46-9744-d89c9d2e86aa);
- A Sector Review on Business Statistics in Georgia was undertaken in October 2015 and can be downloaded from here: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/52535/10844196/SR+BS+Georgia+2015/f4ff13d8-58a8-f42c-21c7-fb8b1679a299;
(note: the text on Georgia is taken from the AGA and www.geostat.ge and adapted a little)
- Besides, Geostat hosted the mission on Sector Review of Information Technology in November 2019. Sectoral assessment of the information technologies was an initiative of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the first beneficiary of which was Geostat (https://www.geostat.ge/media/29883/Sector-Review-IT-Georgia-Report.pdf);