The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan (www.stat.gov.az), supported by the funding by The World Bank, has selected a team proposed by DevStat and the local company Seft Consulting for preparing the long-term strategy, as well as the short-term plans for the next years. The strategy will identify the main orientations for the modernisation of the national statistical system, the needs for capacity building of its staff and the requirements for IT systems. It will consider, among other emerging information demands, the challenges for statistically monitoring the achievements towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the international Agenda 2030.
This new project continues to strengthen the presence of DevStat in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia region, having already implemented technical assistance projects and assessment missions in Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and the Russian Federation.
DevStat has been selected as provider of advisory services within a framework contract with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA), a joint institution of the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. CTA aims at ending poverty and hunger, mitigate climate change and promote food security and growth through technical cooperation in the field of agriculture. DevStat will be requested to provide advice on the design of statistical studies, compile baseline data and prepare technical reports to support CTA activities.
José CERVERA, CEO of DevStat, attends the 6th meeting of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Expert Group on ICT household indicators (Geneva, 15-19 October 2018), as member of the sub-group discussing how to produce statistics on ICT skills.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are changing the labour market, social relations, trade, medicine and almost every other aspect of our daily lives. The skills required for successfully adapting one’s life to the rapid changes are diverse, from finding information on-line to using new means of communication to being able to process large amounts of data. Measuring the gaps in skills is necessary to adopt ICT education policies for all, to fully benefit of the rapid evolution of technology. Statisticians from all the world discuss how to produce meaningful data on ICT skills through household surveys, in the framework of international standards for ICT statistics. For more information see http://www.itu.int/net4/ITU-D/forum/expertgrouponhouseholds/forum/ .