DevStat in the Working Group on Measuring E-commerce and the Digital Economy

DevStat participated in the second meeting of the Working Group on Measuring E-commerce and the Digital Economy organized by UNCTAD (3-4 May 2021), presenting the updated version of the Manual for Measuring the Digital Economy, which was prepared by DevStat’s senior experts José Cervera-Ferri and José Vila. The Manual aims at helping developing countries implement surveys to measure e-commerce, use of ICT by businesses, digitally delivered services and trade in ICT goods. This activity continues DevStat’s expertise in providing assistance to National Statistical Offices (in Kazakhstan, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia) and training on ICT statistics. Minutes of the meeting are available at https://unctad.org/system/files/information-document/tdb_ecde_wg2021_chairsummary.pdf

Our Data Scientist, Yolanda Gómez is now a PhD in Industrial Economics

We are proud to announce that our collegue, Yolanda Gómez has achieved her doctorate´s degree with the thesis “The Human factor in cybersecurity: An experimental approach to cyber-risk an cyberinsurance”, directed by our Scientific director Jose Vila, PhD.

She obtained her PhD in Industrial Economics with the highest qualification!!

We know that her hardship and efforts have finally paid off on her well-deserved success.


Congratulations Doctor Gómez!

Tutorías en contratación pública internacional

DevStat impartirá durante los próximos 3 meses, unas tutorías sobre la contratación pública internacional a la empresa valenciana K-Veloce, dedicada a la gestión integral del I+D+i.

El personal experto de DevStat dará formación en cuestiones relacionadas con las estrategias de contratación pública a nivel internacional. Estas tutorías serán financiadas por el Instituto Valenciano de Competitividad Empresarial (IVACE) y el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER).

Mindful team

The DevStat Team is starting today a course on Mindfulness in its premises at Wayco Ruzafa.
We want to start the year on the way towards becoming more mindful with the help of Psicoactiva Valencia.

Happy New Year 2021 !!

The DevStat Team would like to wish all our collaborators and clients healthy and happy Season Holidays. May the coming year be full of grand adventures and opportunities. Happy New Year 2021!!

European Master in Official Statistics

The DevStat team is proud to announce that we have been entrusted by Eurostat with the organisation of the exchange of students of the European Master in Official Statistics – EMOS during the next years. This continues our successful collaboration with Eurostat in the area of training of European statisticians.

European Statistical Training Programme

DevStat is proud to announce that it will organise, on behalf of Eurostat, the next ESTP webinar on “Statistical Business Registers (SBRs) and their role in the statistical production” next 1-3 December. The registration period is still open and interested individuals should get in contact with their ESTP national contact point in case they wish to apply to this webinar.

Happy New Year 2020

2019 has been another busy year for DevStat. We have completed important projects using advanced analytics (Big Data on public procurement, evaluation of employment policies for the Govt of Valencia), behavioural-experimental methods (on cybersecurity and financial behaviour), delivered technical assistance in the area official statistics (National Strategy for Development of Statistics in Azerbaijan, assessment of the statistical system of Belarus, workshops for Eurostat and the International Statistical Institute in Africa), provided training on statistics and machine learning (EU Statistics Training Programme, Statistics Saudi Arabia) and preparing manuals for ITU and UNCTAD on measurement of Digital Economy and Society.; we are embarked in projects with a social impact, on indicators on violence against children (Mozambique) and other victims (Govt of Valencia). We moved to new premises (Wayco), the most modern working place in Valencia.

I am proud of my small but capable team, and thank all experts and organisations that have worked with us.

On behalf of the DevStat team, I wish all our collaborators and clients healthy and happy Season Holidays and an exciting start of the new decade.

DevStat contributes in the organisation of the ISI-IFC “High Level Meeting on Data Governance”

Thank you International Statistical Institute – ISI to giving DevStat the opportunity to contribute in the organisation of the ISI-IFC “High Level Meeting on Data Governance” last week in Tunis. The meeting was co-organised with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NSI of Tunis.


Thank to all Director Generals of the National Statistical Offices of Africa who attended and also to all the people coming from Central Banks.

DevStat has applied for a new H2020 project

The Qu-BeLearn project aims to develop an innovative approach to develop new models to forecast and influence human behaviour getting together the potentiality of behavioural economics and data science. The other members of the consortium are the University of Northumbria (UK), University Federico II (Italy) and University of Valencia and University of Basque Country (Spain). The preparation of the proposal has been financially supported by the Institut Valencia de Competitivitat Empresarial (IVACE) and Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER).

  • Type of action: Research and innovation actions (RIA)
  • Call name: FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
  • Call identifier: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020