The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and National Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) of Republic of Mali 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 14 January 2016 by HE. Amb. Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General of SESRIC, and Mr. Seydou Moussa TRAORE, Director General of INSTAT of Republic of Mali.
During the implementation period, INSTAT will integrate the TQS into its Modular and Continuous Household Survey (EMOP), 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