Category: Economic statistics
Area: Construction
Survey / data collection: Building permits and notification of building work

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  1. Contact
  2. Metadata update
  3. Statistical presentation
  4. Unit of measure
  5. Reference period
  6. Institutional mandate
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Release policy
  9. Frequency of dissemination
10. Accessibility and clarity
11. Quality management
12. Relevance
13. Accuracy and reliability
14. Timeliness and punctuality
15. Coherence and Comparability
17. Data revision
18. Statistical processing
19. Comment

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                                                                                     1. Contact                                                                           Vrh
1.1. Contact organization: Statistical Office of Montenegro - MONSTAT
1.2. Contact organization unit: Department for short-term Indicators
1.2. Contact organization unit: IV Proleterske 2, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro

                                                                                      2. Metadata update                                                                       Top
2.1. Metadata last certified:
2.2. Metadata last posted:29 October 2021
2.3. Metadata last update:13 September 2021

                                                                                3. Statistical presentation                                                                  Top
3.1. Data description:The aim of the survey is to present the data on number of issued building permits and works registered, as well as number and area of dwellings in buildings for which construction permits and works registered are issued.
3.2. Classification system:NACE Rev.2 Classification of Types of Construction - CC 1997
3.3. Sector coverage:The source of data are Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism.
3.4. Statistical concepts and
       definitions:
Building permits and notification of building permits is usually defined as a permit issued upon request that generally performs the work on the construction project as planned. Number of building permits, notification of building work and the date of issuance of building permits are the number and date of issuance of building permits issued for the facility to which the application relates to starting work. Investor ? is the person for whose benefit the facility is constructed, respectively a person who finances the construction of the building and on whose behalf the issuance of construction permits.
3.5. Statistical unit:Observation unit is Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism who according to the Law on Spatial Planning and Construction of Buildings ( Official Gazette of Montenegro No. 064/17 dated 6 October 2017) issued a building permits and notification of building work.
3.6. Statistical population:Reporting unit is the Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism.
3.7. Reference area:Montenegro.
3.8. Time coverage:The survey has been carried out since 2007, when it was carried out as a pilot survey. Data are available on the site since 2011.
3.9. Base period:The reference period

                                                                                      4. Unit of measure                                                                        Top
Number of dwellings, m2, number of license applications.

                                                                                     5. Reference period                                                                       Top
The reference period is quarter.

                                                                                  6. Institutional mandate                                                                    Top
6.1. Legal acts and other
       agreements:
The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12, 47/19) defines provisions for collection, processing, and dissemination of data. The Law provides to the Statistical Office legal powers to collect and access the data necessary for the implementation of Programme and Annual Plan. The Law gives a priority to the use of administrative data and right of access to individual data that are a result of survey of other official statistical producers. As an annex to legal provisions, Statistical Office has signed several memoranda on cooperation with administrative data providers.
6.2. Data sharing:Signed agreement on cooperation with the official statistical producers: 1. Revenue and customs administration 2. Ministry of Finance and Social Welfare 3. Central Bank of Montenegro 4. Trilateral agreement (MONSTAT, Ministry of Finance, and Central Bank of Montenegro) International institutions: 1. EUROSTAT 2. UN organizations 3. IMF 4. World Bank

                                                                                        7. Confidentiality                                                                          Top
7.1. Confidentiality - policy:Articles 53-60 of the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12, 47/19) provide a framework for protection, use, and transmission of confidential data. MONSTAT has produced two comprehensive rulebooks that cover the procedures for individual data protection as well as keeping individual records. With purpose of the meeting legal framework on functioning of security system and statistical confidentiality there was adopted the Rulebook on Keeping Statistical Data by which Manner, Time, Technical Conditions and Organization of Statistical Data Storage to Prevent Their Destroying, Misappropriation, and Unauthorized Use is Regulated as well as the Rulebook on Contents and Manner of Keeping Records on Users of Individual Statistical Data by which contents and manner of keeping records on users of individual statistical data is regular. Pursuant to the Article 59, an access to the confidential data is limited to persons performing duties and tasks of official statistical producer and up to the stage the data are necessary for official statistical production. Persons that performs duties and tasks within official statistical producers must sign the statement on respecting the principle of confidentiality. Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System is aligned with the Regulation No 223/2009 and the Regulation (EU) 2015/759 from 29 April 2015 that also regulate confidentiality provisions. The Government of Montenegro adopted the Statement on Commitment of Confidence in Official Statistics (Commitment of Confidence).
7.2. Confidentiality - data
        treatment:
Statistical Office staff members sign confidentiality statement on respecting data confidentiality, and for any deliberate violation of statistical data confidentiality, important legal measures are envisaged. Article 54 of the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System of Montenegro (Official Gazette of the Republic of Montenegro No 18/12, 47/19) regulates that data collected, processed, and stored for purpose of official statistics shall be considered confidential if they allow reporting units to be identified, either directly or indirectly, thereby disclosing individual information. The reporting unit directly identified means the identification of a reporting unit from its name or address, or from assigned identification number. Indirect identification means the identification of a reporting unit by the deduction, having into account all measures to identify a reporting unit. Data for the use of which reporting units gave explicit approval shall not be considered confidential.

                                                                                        8. Release policy                                                                         Top
8.1. Release calendar:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12, 47/19) stipulates that official statistical producers prepare, update, and publish Statistical Release Calendar. It is published on the website of Statistical Office not later than 20 December for the next year, for all official statistical producers that includes date of releasing statistical data. Any change in date of releasing in the Calendar is published in advance in accordance with the Procedure on Unplanned Revisions.
8.2. Release calendar - access:http://monstat.org/userfiles/file/o%20nama/2020/Kalendar2020_eng.pdf
8.3. User access:General aim of official statistical producer is to meet the needs of users, and to make an access to statistical data to users in an understandable manner, simultaneously and under the same conditions. Statistical Office is obliged to produce and disseminate official statistics in objective, transparent and professional manner, so that all users are equally treated.

                                                                            9. Frequency of dissemination                                                             Top
The survey are diseminated quarterly.

                                                                                  10. Accessibility and clarity                                                                Top
10.1. News release:Data are available on the website: https://www.monstat.org/eng/page.php?id=1141&pageid=35
10.2. Publications:Statistical Office publishes the following regular publications: 1. Statistical Yearbook, 2. Montenegro in figures, 3. Monthly statistical review. In addition to the above regular ones, Statistical Office publishes also additionally publications. Some of the most important additional publications are as it follows: 1. Women and Men in Montenegro, 2. The most often used statistical data All publication published by Statistical Office are available at the following link: http://monstat.org/eng/publikacije.php
10.3. Online database:http://monstat.org/eng/pxweb.php
10.4. Micro-data access:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12, 47/19) regulates rules under which external users can obtain an access to individual data for needs of research. Article 58 defines types of scientific and research organizations that can obtain such data. Providing individual data without identifier is possible only upon a written request of scientific and research institutions, with purpose of performing scientific and research activities as well as international statistical organizations and statistical producers from other countries. Research entity signs the agreement with Statistical Office, and it signs the statement on respecting the confidentiality principle. Official statistical producers keeps a separate records on users and purpose of using the statistical data given to these users.
10.5. Other:Data are sent to Eurostat in regular dynamics.

10.6. Documentation on methodology:
          domain:
http://monstat.org/uploads/files/gradjevinarstvo/Gra%C4%91evinske%20dozvole/Methodology_Building%20permits%20and%20notification%20of%20building%20works_2021.pdf
10.7. Quality documentation:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12 and 47/19) defines the commitment to quality which ensures that official statistical producers in Montenegro work and cooperate in accordance with the international principles of statistical system quality. Development Strategy and Programme of Official Statistics for 2019-2023 define the objectives of development. One of objectives is Further implementation of official statistics quality code. Pursuant to the ESS Quality Declaration, Article 338 of the Contract on EU Functioning, Regulation 759/2015 and Regulation 223/2009 as well as European Statistical Code of Practice, the following documents are in adoption procedure: 1. Quality Strategy of Statistical Office, 2. Guide for Implementation of Quality Strategy in Statistical Office. 3. Implementation Plan Quality reports for statistical surveys are available on MONSTAT website: https://www.monstat.org/eng/page.php?id=1425&pageid=1425

                                                                                  11. Quality management                                                                 Top
11.1. Quality assurance:Statistical Office has chosen the implementation of elements of TQM (Total Quality Management) model that foster development and improvement of functioning of: - Institution, - Official statistical result production, and - Individual. Within middle-term deadline, Statistical Office has chosen the TQM implementation through the following objectives: 1. Strong commitment to users and other interested parties, 2. Quality statistical processes and products, 3. Professional orientation of staff members, 4. Constant improvements, 5. Reduction of overburden of reporting units.
11.2. Quality assesment:The quality of the survey on building permits and notification of building work is assessed to be high considering that its concepts and methodology have been developed according to international standards. Further work is ongoing to improve the quality and in particular comparability of data.

                                                                                        12. Relevance                                                                              Top
12.1. User needs:International users: - Eurostat, - World Bank, - UN organizations, - International Monetary Fund National users: - Ministries and other public administration bodies, - Local government, and other local government bodies. - Central bank, - Non-governmental organizations, - Students, - Researchers, - Media.
12.2. User satisfaction:The Statistical Office has adopted the Quality Management Strategy, the Guidebook to the Implementation of the Quality Management Strategy, as well as the Plan for the Implementation of the Quality Policy. In order to measure the degree to which fulfills obligations towards users and within the new quality policy, the Statistical Office conducted User satisfaction survey. Data collection was carried out through a web survey, in the period from 6 March to 27 April, 2020. The results of the survey are available on the Statistical Office website, link: https://monstat.org/uploads/files/2.%20Izvjestaj%20o%20zadovoljstvu%20korisnika%20ENG%20(Autosaved).pdf
12.3. Completeness:The survey is done on the full coverage and obtained data were consistent with the EU regulation 1165/98.

                                                                                  13. Accuracy and reliability                                                              Top
13.1. Overall accuracy:Not relevant
13.2. Sampling error:Not relevant
13.3. Non-sampling error:Not relevant

                                                                              14. Timeliness and punctuality                                                          Top
14.1. Timeliness:The data are published 55 days after the end of the reference period.
14.2. Punctuality:Deadlines for survey on construction permits and notification of building work during 2020 are partly fulfilled according to the Release Calendar. The data for II quarter of 2020 were published 9 days after the deadline planned by the Statistical Release Calendar.

                                                                                      15. Coherence and Comparability                                                                          Top
15.1. Comparability -
          geographical:
Not relevant
15.2. Comparability over time:Not relevant

15.3. Coherence - cross
          domain:
In some cases, data from other areas of economic statistics can be used for cross-checking of data.
15.4. Coherence - internal:Not relevant

                                                                                        17. Data revision                                                                          Top
17.1. Data revision - policy:Statistical Office has adopted the revision policy and it is available on the website: http://www.monstat.org/eng/page.php?id=1411&pageid=1411
17.2. Data revision - practice:Tipical revision is minimal. Significant revisions have only been made to reflect changes in methodology.

                                                                                 18. Statistical processing                                                                 Top
18.1. Source data:The data source is Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism.
18.2. Frequency of data
          collection:
Quarterly
18.3. Data collection:Data are collected by questionnaires (by post, email or fax).
18.6. Adjustment:Not available

 

                                                                                           19. Comment                                                                             Top
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