The report was produced following the peer review visit to Cyprus by a dedicated team of four experts, including one from Eurostat. The visit took place from March 06-10 of this year, in a face-to-face format.
The peer reviews of national statistical systems were conducted by external experts (from both inside and outside the ESS) and followed the same methodology. This included the completion of self-assessment questionnaires by several statistical authorities followed by a peer review visit. The results are a peer review report containing expert recommendations for improvement, and an action plan to address these recommendations that is developed by the national statistical institute of the reviewed country.
The third round of ESS peer reviews was carried out until the beginning of September. Eight ESS peer reviews took place from the end of June to December 2021, four of them virtually and four physically. Also 12 peer reviews were conducted in 2022, all in a physical or hybrid mode. The remaining 11 peer reviews have taken place in this current year in a face-to-face format.
For each of the thirty-one ESS members, the final reports and the accompanying improvement action plans will be published in due time on Eurostat’s website.