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Africa Statistics Day, 21-22 November, Banju
Banjul, 15 November 2018
On November 18 each year, the African statistical community celebrates the African Statistics Day (ASD) to raise public awareness of the importance of statistics in all aspects of socioeconomic and environmental life. The theme for this year’s commemoration is “High-quality official statistics to ensure transparency, good governance and inclusive development.”
The EU recognizes that reliable statistics are essential in measuring development progress, and for improved economic and political governance: reliable information is in fact needed for effective policies and programmes.
Good governance is understood as one of the necessary preconditions for a prosperous and peaceful Africa. It is also at the heart of Agenda 2063 of the African Union, as stated in its third aspiration: “an Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law.”
This year the EU supports The Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS) in celebrating the ASD in the country. This support is part of a larger EU commitment in The Gambia: the Technical Assistance ‘State Building Contract 1 Complementary Support’, with a total budget of 2.5 million EUR (140 million GMD). The project itself falls within a wider budget support operation, where the EU is working with the Government of The Gambia for improved governance and inclusive development.
The ASD commemoration in The Gambia will be held next 21 and 22 November 2018 at the Paradise Suite Hotel, Kololi.
Join the Gambia Bureau of Statistics in celebrating this day.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Sanna Manjang, Senior Statistician/Social Media Expert, GBoS
+220 372 2043 / 255 4286 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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