Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt): Development demands modern databases, says Nazif


At an event marking the annual World Statistics Day, Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif emphasized the importance of modern, inclusive databases in achieving economic and social development. Documentation of social, economic and environmental conditions is indispensable in improving aggregate living conditions, Ahmed Nazif said. The minister also stressed the need for researchers and policy-makers to access such information in order to implement sound strategies. Nazif urged prioritizing more statistical work. “Transparency and professionalism in providing data makes them more credible and reliable for users,” said Nazif. Nazif said information extrapolated from accurate statistics will enable the government to address the most necessitous regional and demographic groups.


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