Needs assessment of environmental statistics in the selected European and Central Asian countries at the international publications

Nader Motie Haghshenas, Population Studies and Research Center in Asia and the Pacific
Arezou Sayadi, Regional Center for Population Research and Studies in Asia and the Pacific

Environmental indicators provide a measure of existing and expected pressure on the Environment. The main aim of this paper is to highlight and identify needs of environmental statistics, specifically data based on environmental indicators in the selected European countries comparing with Central Asian countries at the international publications. Data on environmental statistics are mainly taken from the Statistical Yearbooks for the selected European and central Asian countries, 1995-2007. In addition, we used the international organization databank (Such as UN, ESCAP, OECD,and EUROSTAT)for definite time .The research is carried out on documentary method and is based on a comparative approach. The selected indicators based on sufficient time-series data are used to answer the question that do countries with different historical experiences and development levels manifest similar quality and condition environmental data producing at the international level? According to Kaufman theory on needs, needs assessment is a process for determining and addressing needs, or "gaps" between current conditions and desired conditions. All indicators are presented in an agreed format to support their practical application in the countries. It should be kept in mind that definitions and measurement methods vary among countries, and that inter-country comparisons require careful interpretation. But since indicators presented in this paper refer to both national and international level, we follow the needs for a vast comparison among environmental statistics of countries.

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