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South American Transport Statistics System (SETAS)- Analysis of pilot project

September 2000|Bulletins » FAL Bulletin
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South American Transport Statistics System (SETAS)- Analysis of pilot project

Physical Description: 6 p. Editorial: ECLAC Date: September 2000

Description

The SETAS pilot project was carried out by the ECLAC Transport Unit, between October 1999 and May 2000 to assess the feasibility of constructing a transport statistics information system for South America. As this would entail a major effort to establish common statistical procedures and criteria between countries, the pilot project attempted to assess the potential of using informatics techniques for standardizing a significant set of regional transport statistics variables.The pilot phase involved specialized transport statistics institutes from Bolivia, Brazil and Chile — the countries chosen to participate in the initial stage of the project. There was also participation by staff members from the Latin American Integration Association (LAIA), and from the ECLAC Statistics and Economic Projections Division, the Electronic Information Centre and the Transport Unit of the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Division.This edition of the FAL Bulletin explains on the components of the SETAS pilot project and the results obtained.