During a workshop held in Cotonou, Benin, from 2 to 4 October 2012, users and producers of statistics gathered together to review and assess the progress of the country’s NSDS (2008-2011). Participants also discussed guiding principles for the next NSDS, planned for 2015.
In his opening speech, the Minister of Economic Analysis, Development and Planning of Benin
reasserted his country’s commitment to a long-term statistical development and the necessity to integrate statistics into all development policies and strategies.
The workshop was organised by the National Statistical Institute of Benin (INSAE) with the support of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in collaboration with AFRISTAT and PARIS21.