Directorate of National Statistics of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC) met with Statistics Sweden in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on November 12-13, 2015 to discuss and plan collaboration project between Statistics Sweden and Directorate of National Statistics of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.

The aim of the meeting was to discuss, plan and agree on six months inception phase of three year institutional collaboration project between Statistics Sweden and Somalia in the area of management, methodology, social and economic statistics.

Outcome of the meeting:

  • To review and have internal discussion on the project document before meeting to update project in January, 2016.
  • To meet again and develop three year plan and first year work plan for the project
  • To develop Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Statistics Sweden and the Directorate of National Statistics of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation
  • To establish Coordination Committee and have at least two meetings before April, 2016
  • To prepare a report by the end of the six months inception phase of the project

Statistical Capacity Building project is a three year programme to strengthen statistical capacities in order to produce better data for planning and decision making. For this, Statistics of Sweden will have a long-term advisor working closely with the Directorate of National Statistics on the implementation of the three year project. Under this project, Statistics of Sweden will also assist the Directorate of National Statistics recruit Somali talents to assure sustainable statistical system for Somalia.