STI statistics and indicators
The mission visited the Science Innovation (Information) Centre of the National Academy of Sciences and undertook discussions with its director, Prof. F. Kasumov, and other technical staff. The main role of the centre is to document studies carried out by several research centres in the country and provide the Azerbaijan State Committee on Statistics with global statistical data, as requested by the committee itself.
In order to strengthen methodological and analytical work relating to statistics and effectively use the results of this analysis for better planning and development of S&T in Azerbaijan, it seems important to:
- form a small group of 3–4 specialists at the centre responsible for the statistical treatment of data;
- improve the training of technical staff, in collaboration with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics.