BUJUMBURA October 25th (ABP) – The Director General of the Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies, ISTEEBU, Nicolas Ndayishimiye proceeded on Thursday, October 20, 2022 to the launch of the 11th month of statistics in Burundi and the African statistics day, 2022 edition.
In his remarks, he indicated that this year was dedicated to nutrition by the African Union under the theme “Strengthening resilience in nutrition and food security on the African continent: Strengthening agri-food systems, health and social protection for the acceleration of the development of human capital”.
The Statistical System of Burundi, technically coordinated by ISTEEBU, has been faithful to this tradition since 2012, launching that 11th month of statistics under the theme “modernizing and strengthening the system for collecting data from the general census of the people, housing, Agriculture, and Livestock by 2022: how to better support policies and improve the resilience of agriculture, nutrition, and food security in Burundi based on digital mapping of administrative entities.”
For this year 2022, the menu proposed for that edition will be marked by several activities of visibility, capacity building, statistical production and improvement of methodologies. Capacity building and methodology workshops are planned during this month dedicated to statistics.
Responding to the question regarding the reliability of the ISTEEBU figures, Mr. Nicolas Ndayishimiye indicated that the figures of this institute are produced on the basis of methodologies recognized at the level of the United Nations and are therefore reliable. He invited anyone who had any doubts about such and such a figure to approach the ISTEEBU for further interpretations. He also appealed to the government of Burundi and partners in Burundi to make available the necessary funds for the population census and the agricultural survey because, they will provide important figures that decision makers and partners need for planning of development.