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General News of Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Source: Miriam Osei - Agyemang

Ghanaian delegation begin 6-day capacity building programme in Denmark


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Delegations from the Ghana statistical Service have left for Denmark on a 6-day trip to exchange knowledge and explore best practices in statistics management.

The group led by the Government statistician, Professor Kobina Annim were selected from the birth and death registry, national identification authority, Ghana statistical service and the security agencies.

The study trip is from 17th to the 22nd August 2019.

In February this year, the Ghana Statistical Service (GHSS) and Statistics Denmark commenced a strategic partnership to provide support in the automatic transfer of data from births and death registry to the GSS and employ Danish technical expertise to resolve challenges facing data collection and management in Ghana.

At a brief pre-departure meeting, the Danish Ambassador to Ghana, her Excellency Tove Degnbol, expressed optimism that the trip will afford the delegates the opportunity to gather experience from Statistics Denmark to maximize the use of administrative data for the purpose of national development.

On his part, the Government statistician, Professor Kobina Annim, explained that strategic partnership with Denmark have facilitated the reliance on administrative sources of date to compliment the use of surveys and censuses hence ensuring the production of more accurate key.

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