Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh said official data have become cornerstone for planning and decision making in Kuwait, stressing importance of Central Administration for Statistics (CAS) role in planning and development. Al-Sabeeh, also Minister of State for Development and Planning, made her remarks in a press statement Monday on the sidelines of an event where CAS celebated World Statistics Day, slated for 20 October, noting that whenever database and official indicators were comprehensive, their impact grows bigger on the decision making process.
Celebrating World Statistic Day in Kuwait is part of boosting Kuwait's pioneering role at the statistical action level and to support development at regional and international levels, the Minister said.
The event is also an opportunity to bolster public awareness on the importance of work and efforts exerted by statisticians at CAS in gathering database, support national and international activities, and contribute to the efforts to achieve the developmental goals for 2015.
Al-Sabeeh also mentioned that celebrating World Statistics Day aims at confirming the importance of boosting society partnership in achieving duties and responsibilities of sustainable and integrated development. She said that honoring His Highness the Amir's vision required the collection of accurate statistics in order to monitor the development goals post 2015, as well as achieving Kuwait sustainable developmental plan 2030, and Kuwait's strategic vision for 2035.