Mr. Azar Ahmadov Head of Sector on the International exchange of information and data supply Statistical Information Department The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan Creation of the Millennium Development Goals database for Azerbaijan Beginning from November of 2004 by State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan has started preparatory works on collection MDG indicators and creation MDG database. For implementation this work by initiative of the UNICEF have been organized several trainings on using and administration of the UN software “Devinfo 4.0”. Trainings have been conducted for participants from National Statistical Office, Ministry of Health, PRSP of Azerbaijan and line Ministries. As result of common project in August of 2006 on the base of the new 5-th version of Devinfo, “Devinfo 5.0” has been customized and was created “AzerbaijanInfo 1.0”, which can be using on English and Azerbaijani languages. Enhanced view Classic view Role of the National Statistical Office The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan has been appointed as focal point on implementation of “Devinfo”. For this purpose from the staff of Statistical Committee was organized a working team, which consist from one database administrator, three database assistants and one person appointed from statistical department of the Ministry of Health. Technical aspects: Structure of the MDG database has been created by 3 national levels: Level 1. National – information, which cover the whole of country; Level2. First sub national – information by economic regions of the country (10 economic regions) Level 3. Second sub-national – information by all regions of the country. Data sources: For data collection we tried to use all available sources, such as Census, Administrative records and Surveys. On this stage from all available sources we could collected indicators, which described below: Data sources HBS Census,1999 Administrative reports Administrative reports Census data 1999 Administrative Reports Goal 1 Population below national poverty line Goal 2 Literacy rate of 15-24 year-old. Net enrolment ratio in primary education Primary completion rate Proportion of pupils starting grade 1 who reach grade 5 Goal 3 Seats held by women in national parliament Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, 15-24 years old Goal 4 Children 1 year-old immunized against measles Infant mortality rate Under-five mortality rate Administrative Reports Administrative Reports Administrative reports Survey data Administrative reports Survey data 2003 Goal 5 Births attended by skilled health personnel Maternal mortality ratio Goal 6 Death rate associated with malaria Death rate associated with tuberculosis Prevalence of malaria Prevalence of tuberculosis Goal 7 Carbon dioxide emissions per capita Land area covered by forest Protected area to total surface area Goal 8 Internet users Personal computers users Telephone lines and cellular subscribers Ratio of youth unemployment rate to adult unemployment rate Share of unemployed youth to total unemployed Share of unemployed youth to youth population Youth unemployment rate Additional data sources: For obtaining additional reliable data sources The State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan together with UNICEF country team at end of 2006 has been conducted “Demographic Health Survey”. At this moment we have just preliminary results of mentioned survey and after obtaining final results we expect to fill data gaps of MDG database, which related to the “DHS” MDG database gaps: Goal 1 Population below $1 (PPP) per day Calculation PPP Purchasing power parities (PPP) conversion factor Calculation PPP Poverty gap ratio Prevalence of underweight (moderate and severe) Prevalence of underweight (severe) Undernourished population methodological problems with calculation specific norms Goal 2 AIDS deaths Children orphaned by AIDS Children under 5 sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets Condom use at last high-risk sex Condom use rate of the contraceptive prevalence rate Contraceptive prevalence rate - any method Contraceptive prevalence rate - condom Contraceptive prevalence rate - modern methods HIV prevalence rate HIV prevalence rate among pregnant women, attending antenatal care in clinics in capital cities Reliable sources is not available People living with HIV Reliable sources is not available Population 15-24 year-olds who have comprehensive correct knowledge of HIV/AIDS Population 15-24 year-olds who know a healthylooking person can transmit HIV Population 15-24 year-olds who know condom can prevent HIV Ratio of school attendance of orphans to school attendance of non-orphans Source is not available Tuberculosis detection rate under DOTS Source is not available Tuberculosis treatment success rate under DOTS Goal 7 Calculation PPP Energy use, Kg oil equivalent per $1000 GDP (PPP) source is not available Population using solid fuels Proportion of the population using improved drinking water sources Proportion of the population using improved sanitation facilities Source is not available Slum population in urban areas Goal 8 Population with access to essential drugs Database gaps in sub-national levels: As well as in some countries Azerbaijan also has specific obstacles in data collection from sub regional levels. In spite of all technical problems and problem with funding Azerbaijan has unsolved conflicts in nine regions. Therefore, most important problem in Azerbaijan is data collection from conflict regions. In mostly cases all of collecting indicators in these regions are missing, because populations of mentioned conflict regions are refugees and displaced persons. Future plans for 2007 According to the work plan between UNICEF and State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan 1. Inclusion final results of DHS into “AzerbaijanInfo” database 2. Web-enabling the database 3. Launch of database by NSO and UNICEF 4. Organization of training for 25 persons from government and 25 members from NSO and UNICEF Thank you !