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National Classifications


(KFQ)

Country / Area: Albania

Classification category: Expenditure classifications

 
General information
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?No, deviations
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes is identical to international standard


No

 
Classification structure
2 (a)Please describe the structure of the classification: How many levels does the classification have? (Please provide labels, such as “Division”, “Class”) How many categories exist at each level?14 divisions, 10 divisions (calculated in INSTAT)
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.No
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Ministry of Finance, INSTAT
3 (b)Is the classification structure identical to the international standard or, if not, how does it differ? (e.g. have additional levels been added to the international standard or have changes been made within the level of the international structure, such as aggregations or additional breakdowns)Sybi Hida
Tel: +355 4 265690
e-mail: shidaj@minfin.gov.al

Zana Metaj
Tel:+355 4 222411
e-mail: zmetaj@instat.gov.al

3 (c)Please describe deviations from the international standard (in terms of structure, methodology or application rules). Please use examples, if a general statement is not possible.Macro.director@minfin.gov.al
3 (d)At what level of the international standard can data be reported for international comparison? (Please provide examples of programmes / indicators if reporting takes place at different levels of the classification.)January 1998
3 (e)If no links to international classifications exist or no international standard is used, please state if there are plans to use international norms in the future.Yes
Due to national needs not reflected in the international
classification
 
Classification uses
4 (a)Please state for which statistical purposes (surveys etc.) this classification is used and if there are users outside of the Statistical Office. Please indicate at which level the classification is used for data collection and for data publishing.All Ministries, INSTAT and other users
 
Implementation / revision status
5 (a)Please state the date of the official adoption of the classification. If not yet adopted, please indicate the current state (e.g. in development, sent for approval, in printing, ready to be distributed etc.)English
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Yes
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)No
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsTranslation and Interpretation of it in Albanian, and methodology to implement it in practice.
5 (f)Please describe the structure of the former classification and indicate the number of items at each level of the classification. (similar to question 2(a))Yes, we need assistance from international organizations for interpretation of some expenditures and conversion with other classification
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?No
5 (i)Are statistical data still collected or published according to the former classification? Please indicate if this statistical data is collected or published by the Statistical Office or elsewhere.-
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?No
 
Contact information
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryClassification of the Functions of Government (COFOG)

Source: UN questionnaire, 18/09/2004