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|Title||Export of Korea’s National Statistical System to Sri Lanka|
□ Statistics Korea (KOSTAT) and the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank) reached an agreement with the Sri
Lankan Government in Sri Lanka on Dec 7, 2017 on the details of a project to deploy a Korea-developed statistical
system (NARA Statistical System) for the Sri Lankan Population and Housing Census scheduled in 2021 with the
support of the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) of the Export-Import Bank of Korea, signing the
Aide Memoire of the overview and scope of the project.
□ Key elements of the project include the deployment of the Korea’s NARA(National) Statistical System developed by
KOSTAT and the system for the 2021 Population and Housing Census, the construction of the national statistical data
center and the creation of the statistical data monitoring division.
□ The project, upon approval based on the feasibility study, will be supported by EDCF loans to deploy the
Korea-developed national statistical system in Sri Lanka. The project carries a great deal of significance as it will mark
the world’s first export of the national statistical system to a developing country, contribute to the linking of a grant-based
aid program with a loan-based assistance program and lay the foundation for foreign market entry of Korean businesses.
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