Key remarks of the Director General of the NIS at the UN Statistical Commission

“Cameroon, on behalf of the Africa Group, commends the Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science for Official Statistics and acknowledges the Committee’s work and achievements. The Africa Group values the Committee’s efforts in providing strategic guidance, advocating for Big Data use, and enhancing capacity in Big Data and data science in national statistical offices.

The Africa Group endorses the 10-year review outcomes and supports updating the Committee’s mandate to reflect current needs, including data science and private sector partnerships.

The group acknowledges achievements in methodological work on scanner data and privacy-enhancing technologies, capacity development in various areas, and support to the regional hubs”.

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