The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) will participate in the GCC Statistical Forum, organized by the General Authority for Statistics and GCC Statistical Center, under the auspices of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia.
MDPS delegation to the forum, which will be held in Riyadh during the period 20-22 March 2017, will be headed by Mr. Sultan Ali Al Kuwari, Assistant Undersecretary for Statistics.
MDPS will also participate in the forum’s accompanying Statistical Exhibition with a pavilion in which MDPS will present its latest most important publications, such as (Qatar; Monthly Statistics) bulletin, the Labor Force Report, the Atlas of Qatar, Qatar Economic Outlook 2016-2018, the Annual Statistical Abstract and other important publications issued by MDPS.
The forum, which will be held under the theme "Enhancing Statistical Partnerships to Support Economic Policies and Sustainable Development in the GCC Countries", will bring together the statistical work parties of data producers and users and the academic sector, to discuss several major themes, such as the request of statistical data and information arising from the national development paths, the sustainable development agenda and the emerging global economic issues. They will further discuss easy access to statistical products and services in support of the national development paths and sustainable development in the GCC countries, and enhancing statistical partnerships between data users and producers to support economic policies and sustainable development in the GCC countries.