A three week country training course, running from 5 May to May 23, 2014 on basic statistics and excel was successfully completed. The training took place in Dili, Timor Leste. SIAP organized the training course in collaboration with BPS-Indonesia and the Timor-Leste General Directorates of Statistics (GDS). A total of twenty nine participants from GDS and other line ministries participated in the training course.
During the closing ceremony, the Director General of the GDS expressed his appreciation to ESCAP-SIAP in leading the organization of the training event. The training course centered on basic statistics concepts and their applications in generating key economic, population and social, and environment data from upcoming surveys and census. Participants took various assignments and exercises as part of the training.