Work of VIII CPLP Statistics Conference comes to an end

The work of the VIII Statistics Conference of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) and the Meeting of Presidents and Director Generals of CPLP National Statistics Institutes, under the banner “Advancing with Data as a Guide”, finished today in the city of Sipopo, with the participation of the CPLP Parliamentary Network.

The conference was also attended by the Executive Secretary of the CPLP, ministers, general secretaries and director generals, the United Nations Agencies in Equatorial Guinea, heads of departments and deputy heads of departments from the National Office of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE), and Presidents and Directors of CPLP National Statistics Institutes.

The conference, which has been held in Equatorial Guinea for the first time, seeks to recognise the importance of the CPLP Statistics Conference as a privileged forum for debate, innovation, the exchange of experiences and cooperation between member states, and for consultation on matters of common interest related to statistical development.

Furthermore, among the aims is that of demonstrating up to what point the statistical systems of the CPLP member countries can use the administrative records for statistical production in general and in particular, the monitoring of the SDG, and a demonstration of the progress of the CPLP national statistics institutes in the monitoring of the SDG.

Those at the conference also reflected on the challenges faced by national statistical systems and the NSI of the CPLP, shared experiences on the demonstration, monitoring and tracking of the SDG, and shared experiences on the use of new technologies in data collection.

The CPLP, established on 17th July 1996, currently includes Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, SAPound o Tome and Principe, East Timor and Equatorial Guinea.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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