Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Planning and Finance U Win Shein presided over a workshop on enhancing linkages between statistics users and providers in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Speaking at the event, the Union minister said the statistics system of Myanmar is decentralized and only the cooperation of statistical departments and firm linkage can release accurate, qualified and reliable statistics.
The enhancement of linkage between the users and providers of the statistics plays a key role in the National Strategy for Development of Statistics for Myanmar and the User Engagement Strategy was drafted in 2019 with the help of the UN Statistics Division and International Development Partners.
He then talked about the “survey of users’ opinions on statistical yearbooks and digits released by Central Statistical Organization” conducted in September 2023 online and urged to understand the needs of users to release the statistics that can also support the development of the national statistical system.
Permanent Secretary Dr Soe Win also discussed the topic of Promoting Statistical Literacy for All while Improving Statistics User-Provider Relations by Deputy Director-General U Than Zaw of the Central Statistical Organization. At noon, the relevant officials of governmental departments and the Myanmar Statistics Association organized a roundtable discussion under the title of “Dissemination of Official Statistics” and “Statistics User Participation and Stakeholder Engagement”.
Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar