Luxembourg recognizes Cape Verde’s efforts in collecting data to understand the country’s needs

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Luxembourg recognizes Cape Verde's efforts in collecting data to understand the country's needs
Luxembourg recognizes Cape Verde's efforts in collecting data to understand the country's needs

Africa-Press – Cape verde. Luxembourg Cooperation, through the second secretary of the embassy, ​​recognized this Thursday Cape Verde’s efforts in collecting data to understand the country’s needs in various sectors.

This recognition was made by Michele Schmitt at the opening of the training of field agents promoted by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), to carry out the Multi-objective-Continuous Survey (IMC) 2024, which has as a novelty the introduction of the module “Environment and Climate Change”.

“We recognize the fundamental role of this national data collection effort in understanding the country’s needs in various sectors,” he said, considering that the IMC has been an “important” instrument in filling critical data gaps by providing robust knowledge that guides policies. and the development of Cape Verde.

For Michéle Schmitt, this year, with the inclusion of specialized modules on climate change and energy transition, a significant step forward is taken, having highlighted that these advances result from the fruitful cooperation between the Government of Cape Verde and Luxembourg in the context of the fifth indicative cooperation program.

“Detailed questions on energy sources will identify key areas for improvements in infrastructure and energy efficiency while questions on climate impacts such as damage from extreme events will assess community vulnerability and preparedness and inform targeted interventions for climate resilience,” he said..

According to her, it is with pleasure that Luxembourg is supporting another key survey carried out by INE, remembering that this collaboration was recently “greatly deepened” through a convention signed in March between the two parties.

“And this is how we are working together to consolidate Cape Verde’s statistical system”, he assured.

Regarding training, he states that it is a first step towards ensuring the quality of data collection, having highlighted the “vital role” of enumerators in the success of this “important” survey.

Data collection for the first IMC 2024 takes place from May 21st to June 30th through the 117 field agents who began training today in the City of Praia and São Vicente, and around 9,918 households will be approached.

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