Mr. Pham Quang Vinh, Deputy Director General of GSO chaired the workshop

On Friday, December 20, 2019, the General Statistics Office (GSO) held a workshop on the results of implementation of Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) in 2019 and the plan for 2020. Mr. Pham Quang Vinh, Deputy Director General of GSO chaired the workshop. Attending this event were representatives of relevant ministries and line ministries; and representatives of units under the GSO.

With the role of Vietnam’s national coordinating agency for GDDS, annually, GSO actively makes plans and holds the meeting with ministries, line ministries to summarize the implemented work in the year and launch the plan for the next year. At this yearly meeting, the ministries, line ministries and the GSO assessed the results of the implementation of GDDS, the situation of statistical work at ministries, line ministries, and proposed measures to make the statistical work better and better.

Ms. Nguyen Thu Oanh, Director of Integral Statistics Department, National Coordinator for GDDS, presented the report on implementation results of GDDS in 2019 and the plan for 2020

The e-GDDS was adopted by the IMF on July 01, 2015 to support improved data transparency, encourage statistical development, and help create synergies between data dissemination and surveillance. The GDDS was replaced by the e-GDDS.

At the workshop, Ms. Nguyen Thu Oanh, Director of Integral Statistics Department, National Coordinator for GDDS, presented the report on implementation results of GDDS in 2019 and the plan for 2020. According to the report, in 2019, thanks to the regular coordination, sharing of information and exchange of professional competence among ministries, line ministries and the GSO, a smooth network of statistical information has been created, step by step ensuring the consistent data between the GSO and ministries, line ministries, contributing to the improvement of the efficiency and quality of statistical work as well as the quality of statistical information. In e-GDDS, ministries, line ministries have actively implemented the tasks in their fields to improve the efficiency and quality of statistics, gradually approaching the requirements of the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS).

Overview of the workshop

The report also outlined the key plans that need to be implemented in 2020.

In the closing speech, Mr. Pham Quang Vinh, Deputy Director General of GSO, appreciated the serious and enthusiastic coordination spirit of ministries, line ministries with the GSO. Mr. Pham Quang Vinh asked the Integral Statistics Department to acquire participants’ ideas in order to complete the report and have better methods for the mechanism on coordination in the next years.