The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and National Institute of Statistics (INS) of the Republic of Niger 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 4 May 2016 by H.E. Amb. Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General of SESRIC, during the Orientation Workshop on ‘Tobacco Questions for Surveys’ at SESRIC Headquarters, Ankara, Republic of Turkey and signed on 2 May 2016 by Mr. Idrissa Alichina KOURGUENI, Director General of INS of the Republic of Niger, at INS Headquarters, Niamey.
During the implementation period, INS will integrate the TQS into National Survey on Human Trafficking 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