The (NCSI) received a delegation of the Faculty of Economics of the Nizwa University on Monday March 11. The purpose of the visit of the delegation was to learn about the services provided by the Centre, its capabilities as well as the role it plays in providing reliable information with geographical dimension.
During the visit, the delegation saw a presentation, which comprised of a detailed introduction of the functions and responsibilities of the NCSI. It also clarified the information services it provides to all segments of the society, after analyzing and publishing indicators and statistical data regarding various economic and social sectors.
A presentation, which they saw also, covered various steps and stages of the processing of statistics, including data collection, its mechanisms and how reports are processed. The delegation was also briefed, with another presentation, about the Comprehensive Economic Survey aimed at establishing a database that helps in better understand of the economic situation of the Sultanate.
The delegation was also learnt about the household expenditure and income survey, which provided a comprehensive database on household expenditure and income, and linking of these data to various social, demographic and economic indicators, such as geographical distribution, gender, educational level and economic activity.
The delegation concluded the tour by visiting the Call Centre of the NCSI and its library.