Report on In-Depth Capacity Assessment of Bangladesh to produce Agricultural and Rural Statistics

The Report on In-depth Country Assessment of Bangladesh was finalized by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), in collaboration with various line departments of the Government of Bangladesh, and with the technical support of FAO.

The report, in synergy with the strategic goals of the National Strategy for Development of Statistics (NSDS), is aligned with the framework of the Global Strategy. The political commitment to improve agricultural and rural statistics in Bangladesh provided the right environment to carry out an In-depth Assessment of Country Capacity to produce Agricultural and Rural Statistics. The assessment was carried out through extensive participation of all the stakeholders in the statistical system, and relied upon a methodology developed through a global consultative process. This work is the most comprehensive and valid assessment on Bangladesh available to date and will form the basis for the development of a Strategic Plan for Agriculture and Rural Statistics (SPARS), which will take forward the vision enshrined in the NSDS, with particular reference to the agricultural sector.

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