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Palestinian Authority signs $2.8 million deal with Norway to strengthen statistics bureau

The Palestinian Authority and Norway signed an agreement worth $2.71 million to support the Palestinian statistical program of the Palestininan Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) for the period of 2018-2020, reports the International Middle East Media Center.

The agreement will see Norway provide financial and technical assistance to build the capacity of the Palestinian institution responsible for collating and producing statistics about the Palestinian state.

The signing of this agreement, which  will be allocated to funding of core statistical projects of the PCBS program, affirms the important and strategic role played by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics in building the Palestinian state,” said a statement issued by PCBS.

The Norwegian Government has been supporting the PCBS since its establishment in 2003.