The Automated System of Municipal Statistics (ASMS) was established following the decision of AUC’s Board of Directors to reform municipal statistics collection methods.
ASMS was developed within the framework of the joint international technical assistance project “Ukraine Municipal Local Economic Development Program (MLED)”, which was being implemented by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) in partnership with Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC) in 2010–2015.
Throughout the year 2017, the activities on support of ASMS have been scaled up, and a number of measures for its sustainable growth have been jointly carried out by Association of Ukrainian Cities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities “Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance” (PLEDDG Project).
New communities are constantly joining ASMS. As of January 15, 2018, as many as 272 cities have been using the system’s capacities. New users are offered training sessions on how to actually use the system. In 2017, 57 local authorities’ representatives from 12 Ukrainian regions attended the training sessions. The system users’ data base is updated on a regular basis.
PLEDDG experts put questions to users, following which a white paper of best practices on how to use ASMS in the local authorities’ work was issued.
The Project-created Working Group, assisted by the Advisors from the State Statistics Service of Ukraine and Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, are currently making assessment of the baseline condition of the system and preparing guidelines on its improvement and development.
Communities participate in ASMS free of charge and voluntarily. For more details on how the system works, see the webpage in Section MUNICIPAL STATISTICS on AUC website.