African Statistics Day - 18 November 2013
November 18 is African Statistics Day. It is celebrated every year to increase public awareness about the important role statistics play in all aspects of social and economic life in Africa. It also provides an opportunity to advocate for major statistical operations, including censuses and surveys.
The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Quality Data to support African Progress”. This theme was selected to draw attention to the importance of quality statistics for evidence-based decision-making in economic management, poverty reduction and all aspects of socioeconomic development processes. This implies that data have to be relevant to the needs of users, accurate and widely disseminated to be easily accessible to all.
National Statistical Office celebrated this day on Saturday, 9th November, 2013 at Mbwadzulu Primary School Ground in Mangochi District.
To provide High Quality, Timely and Independent Statistical Information and Promote its use for Policy Formulation, Decision Making, Research, Transparency and General Public Awareness.
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