Seminar on Innovative Approaches to Turn Statistics into Knowledge, 8 - 10 December 2010, Cape Town







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The seminar was hosted by Statistics South Africa and arranged jointly by the OECD, Statistics South Africa and the World Bank.  It was held on 8 - 10 December 2010 in the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.



The aim of the seminar was to contribute to the development of tools to help people transform statistics into knowledge and decisions. A first condition for statistics to be used this way is that relevant statistics become known, available, and understood by wider audiences and the seminar was held in the context of the Global Project on “Measuring the Progress of Societies”. It contributed to one of the goals quoted in the Istanbul Declaration: "produce a broader, shared, public understanding of changing conditions, while highlighting areas of significant change or inadequate knowledge".



The seminar was a continuation of the previous seminars organised in Washington DCRome and Stockholm and of the first International Exhibition on “Innovative Tools to Transform Information into Knowledge”, organised during the second OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy” (Istanbul, 27-30 June 2007).


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