The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBOS) of Republic of The Gambia signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to facilitate collaboration and cooperation between both institutions within the framework of the project titled “Integration of the ‘Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS)’ into the National Surveys in Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States”. The MoA was signed on 11 January 2016 by HE. Amb. Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General of SESRIC, and Mr. Nyakassi M. B. SANYANG, Statistician General of GBOS of Republic of The Gambia.
During the implementation period, GBOS will integrate the TQS into National Integrated Household Survey, to harmonize and standardize the monitoring of key tobacco control indicators for evidence-based policy making and promote sustainability through frequent collection of the tobacco use data.
For more information on TQS Integration Project, please visit: http://www.oicstatcom.org/tqs.php