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