KNBS officials visited Statistics Sweden (SCB) from 12th to 16th October, 2015. This is part of the Technical Assistance Cooperation Project between Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and Statistics Sweden that is primarily aimed at enhancing the capacity of the National Statistical System to produce quality statistics. The delegation was led by Director General KNBS, Mr. Zachary Mwangi-and included Mr. Cleophas Kiio- Director-ICT; Mr. Saitoti Torome –Director-Strategy and Development; Mr. Benjamin Avusevwa- Coordinator-NSDS and Mr. Hiram Mbatia- KNBS/SCB Project Coordinator-KNBS. Ms. Cathy Kruger the Local Technical Advisor (LTA) for the project accompanied the KNBS delegation.
During the visit, the team was taken through the various statistical production processes at both SCB offices in Stockholm and Orebro. Some of the areas discussed include external and internal communications, including media relations, dissemination of statistics especially through the SCB website, business surveys, quality assurance frameworks and the implementation of high frequency Labour Force Surveys.
Other cooperation activities scheduled in 2015 include visit to KNBS by two experts from SCB to assess and advice on the Kenya Business register, a frame for conducting business surveys from 12th to 16th October, 2015. Training in basic statistics for KNBS county and headquarter staff especially young statisticians, to be held in Nakuru from 2nd to 13th November 2015 and the media relations training slated for the first week of December.