Spanish Cooperation supports strengthening of the statistical system as a component in the formulation of effective, inclusive public policies oriented towards producing development results.
The National Statistics Institute of Spain (INE) welcomed a delegation of civil servants from the National Statistics Institute of Equatorial Guinea (INEGE), who travelled to the Spanish capital with the support of Spanish Cooperation to receive technical training on management of the statistics sector. The delegation was accompanied by Alain E. Gaugris, a statistician from the World Bank, which is supporting the INEGE with a technical assistance project.
The visit is part of the project Support to Strengthening of Statistical Capacity for Improvement of the Statistical System of Equatorial Guinea, an intervention under the APIA Programme (Support for Inclusive Public Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa), which is jointly managed by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP).
The support of this Spanish Cooperation programme has enabled more than 40 INEGE employees to participate in training courses.
During the visit, the Equatorial Guinean delegation received technical training in the area of managing administrative resources and management policies, know-how and improved methods for dissemination of statistics and management of files and databases, and information about new computer platforms.
The objective of these classroom courses is to train INEGE employees so that the participants, mostly senior officials from the relevant divisions of the centre, can transmit what they have learned to their colleagues at the INEGE in order to consolidate greater statistical capacity in the country to the benefit of the Equatorial Guinean people.
The Spanish National Statistics Institute welcomed a delegation of civil servants from Equatorial Guinea within the framework of the APIA Programme, managed jointly by AECID and FIIAPP.