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The State Data Agency is an institution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania which participates in the formation of the state policy in the field of official statistics management assigned to the Minister of Finance as well as in the field of state data management, and which implements this policy and coordinates the production of official statistics pursuant to the provisions of Part I of the Official Statistics Programme, and the management of state data – pursuant to the State Data Governance Programme.
In pursuance of the Law on Official Statistics and State Data Governance of the Republic of Lithuania, the State Data Agency coordinates the activity of other institutions managing official statistics in the field of official statistics.
The main tasks of the State Data Agency are set in the Regulations of the State Data Agency.
Statistical information prepared according to Part I of the Law on Official Statistics is available and provided free of charge to everyone interested in the country’s economic and societal development.
Mission of the State Data Agency
To develop products that help to make the right decisions.
To give the customers what they need.
Strategic directions (objectives) and tasks for 2023–2027:
To expand and improve quality statistics
- More detailed and new statistics
- More relevant and accessible statistics by statistical domain
- Increased quality and compatibility of statistics
- Standardised and automated processes
To cultivate and develop analytical perspective
- Analytical Competence Centre established
- Increased data culture in the country
- Flexible, transparent and secure management of state data
To ensure symbiotic partnership
- Close cooperation with public authorities
- Mutual benefit and data-driven relationships with private data controllers
- Involvement of academia in state data management tasks
- A trusted and respected partner in the international arena
To create inspiring environment
- Desirable employer
- Supportive environment for self-development
- Innovative work and recreation measures
The general principles of the organisation of official statistics and management of state data are established by the Law on Official Statistics and State Data Governance of the Republic of Lithuania. The activity of the State Data Agency is also regulated by other national and EU legislation.
Advisory bodies to the State Data Agency:
Statistical Council, which prepares and submits proposals to the Agency on the issues referred to in Article 7(1) of the Law on Official Statistics and State Data Governance as well as on the matters entrusted to it by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania related to:
The formulation and implementation of the common state policy on official statistics;
The organisation of official statistics and the coordination of the production of statistical information under Part I of the Official Statistics Programme;
Principles of the European Statistics Code of Practice;
Legislation governing official statistics;
Other matters within the Agency’s remit in the field of official statistics management as entrusted by the Government.
The State Data Governance Council, which prepares and submits proposals to the Agency on the issues referred to in Article 8(1) of the Law on Official Statistics and State Data Governance as well as on the matters entrusted to it by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania related to:
The formulation and implementation of the state policy in the field of state data management;
The coordination of the organisation of state data governance and production within the framework of the State Data Governance Programme;
Other functions of the Agency in the field of state data governance.
The Advisory Commission of the Director General of the State Data Agency discusses key organisational and methodological issues, draft publications, legislation and planning documents, results of the implementation of strategic goals and activity improvement, reports of the executives of the structural divisions of the Agency, etc. The members of this Commission include the Director General of the State Data Agency – the Commission chair – and deputies Director General, the executives of some structural divisions of the State Data Agency, other public servants. The meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month; if necessary, the date of the meetings can be changed.
In order to analyse and improve other aspects of the performance of the official statistical system, interinstitutional or State Data Agency-based commissions and working groups are formed.
The Lithuanian Statistical System comprises the State Data Agency, the Bank of Lithuania and other institutions and agencies managing official statistics that carry out statistical work provided for in the Official Statistics Programme.
The institutions managing official statistics in their activity follow:
Document updated: 2023-01-05