Domestic and foreign experts gathered at a seminar on building a Vietnamese strategy for development of statistical data collection in the 2011-2020 period in Bac Ninh on December 20.
Participants said statistical development strategy will provide a framework and a practical action plan for building statistical ability to meet data demands at present and in the future. They said one of the important tasks in building the strategy is to identify the position of Vietnamese statistics on the regional and international map, as it will be an important foundation for outlining the vision for the statistic sector by 2025.
According to the World Bank’s survey on statistical ability in 145 low and medium income countries, Vietnam ranks 77. On the world statistics map, the country’s capacity is average while in the East Asia and Pacific region, it ranks 8 out of 21, above even China. However, the country ranks seven out of nine in ASEAN.
The country’s statistic index reduced by 10 points in 2010 compared to 2004.
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