The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and National Statistical Office (ONS) of Islamic Republic of Mauritania 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 10 July 2015 by HE. Amb. Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General of SESRIC, and Mr. Mohamed El Moctar Ould AHMAD SIDI, Director General of ONS of Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
During the implementation period, ONS will integrate the TQS into its National Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), 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