GCC-Stat Holds Board of Directors 4th Meeting
The Statistical Centre for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCC-Stat) recently conducted the fourth board of directors meeting for 2014. The meeting was held at in Muscat on October 14th, and discussed the Centre’s budget for 2015 and approved its work plans for next year.
The meeting highlighted the latest developments in the statistical sector, as well as the role of GCC-Stat and the national statistical centres in the GCC member states, emphasising on their efforts to develop and promote the statistical work in the region. The board members also discussed the results of the recently conducted pan GCC field survey, and the roadmap for projects to be executed from 2015-2020. GCC-Stat’s budget for 2015 was also reviewed in-line with the approved programmes and work plans for 2015.
Since its establishment in May 2013, GCC-Stat has been working consistently to develop capacity in the statistical sector throughout the region through collaboration and coordination with the national statistical departments and official authorities in the respective GCC member states. The Centre aims to enhance the quality of statistical data and information, as well as setting a solid foundation for statistical data collection and dissemination, following best international practices in the field. GCC-Stat organises various events and workshops in collaboration with local, regional and international organisations in order to exchange knowledge and improve the GCC capacity in relation to various types of statistics. The role of GCC-Stat is to build a strong statistical system in the GCC region, a system that meets the current and future requirements of the GCC member states as region continues to develop and grow.