Angola’s National Data Archive brings together country’s statistics

20 November 2014

The National Statistics Institute (INE) of Angola has brought together all surveys conducted so far at the National Data Archive and made them available to interested parties, the Director of the Institute said Wednesday in Luanda.

The move marked African Statistics Day, and the director of INE, Camilo Ceita said all statistical information produced was now available to the public, “something few African countries have managed to do so far,” according to Angolan news agency Angop.

Ceita said INE planned by the end of 2015 to submit the final results of the General Population and Housing Census, with around 14 reports on the information age, migration, religion, employment, health, education, etc. all of which include data that was not disclosed in the preliminary results of the Census.

The INE director said it was increasingly necessary to make decisions based on statistical information because, he noted, “statistics underpin quality decisions.” (macauhub/AO)