Electronic System of Price Statistics – Neksigol Navovar

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Electronic System of Price Statistics

The main goal of developing and implementing the Electronic System of Price Statistics is to realize the opportunities provided by ICT and economical and mathematical methods to fully satisfy the needs of the target groups in the statistical information on market prices with a minimum of labour and material costs. The system helps the Agency of statistics in collecting of market prices via mobile application in a more efficient and fast way, analysing and monitoring of market prices, distributing it among potential customers via SMS and API channels.

Type Digital Solution
Organization Agency on Statistics under the President of Tajikistan
Organization Type Central government entity
Country / Territory Tajikistan
Location Dushanbe
Implemented in Tajikistan
Link http://ris.stat.tj
Use case Governance (Regulatory frameworks); Access to market
Domain Statistics
Description The Agency on Statistics in partnership with the State Enterprise "Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture" with the technical and financial support of the World Bank in the framework of the "Commercialization of Agriculture" project modernized its system for collection, processing and disseminating of the price data. The process of collecting weekly prices was automated from 22 cities and districts of the country and the distribution of information was established through an SMS messaging mechanism and API channel.
Since 2018
Maturity Early stages (Ideation)
In partnership The State Enterprise "Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture" and World Bank
Technology Digital (online) platforms (forums, communities, portals); SMS; API
Technology description The Electronic System of Price Statistics consists of a web-based platform for monitoring and administration of data, data processing and report generating; a mobile app for data collection; and modules for disseminating price data through SMS and API channels.
Users Smallholder farms; Medium-size farms; Large-size farms; Public sector; Private sector; Research institutions or academic organizations; Civil society organizations (NGOs, local action groups)
Users’ description Users for receiving price data through SMS are farmers and other businesses. Decision-makers in the public and private sectors can use price data for making informed decisions. Civil society organizations (NGOs, local action groups) can subscribe and have access to web-platform for the distribution of information to their target groups through SMS
Business model Freemium (free and fee)
Business model description Access to price data on the website of the Agency of Statistics is free of charge, receiving price data through SMS-messages is a fee for service, but tariffs have not been formulated by the Agency yet
Challenges The system is used partially due to the lack of financial resources of the Agency for further maintenance and development
Food Value Chain stage Distribution (wholesale and retail)
Impact The Electronic Price Information System can support the establishment of a public-private partnership between the Agency of Statistics and a number of private service providers on the delivery of market information to farmers and agribusinesses via SMS
SDGs SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth; SDG 9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure;
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