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Joel Santos: “The Census will improve decision-making”

The execution of the X Population and Housing Census in República Domingo It is a country project that had the support of state institutions, especially the Executive Branch, which spared no financial resources necessary to carry out this social process in November 2022.

This was stated by the Minister of the Presidency, Joel Santos, during the presentation of the preliminary results of the X National Population and Housing Census, held in the Dominican Central Bank (BC).

“All of civil society, the business sector, in addition to thanking the private sector for its logistical, operational and technical contribution… Their commitment is a laudable example of the socioeconomic development of our country,” Santos said.

For the official, presenting the results on August 10, 2023, the results of the Census, was possible with the support of religious denominations, neighborhood associations and condominiums, “all the effort required from all the key actors.”

“The results become opportunities for institutions such as academia, the business sector and the State, since they will be able to have updated data to improve their planning of their operations,” Santos said.

In fact, he added that what is not measured is not known and cannot be done productively. “The effort will be aimed at generating development and growth and improving the social indicators of our economy,” she said.

According to Santos, the results presented by the National Statistics Office (ONE), will contribute to strengthen public policies, improve government decision-making and anticipate the most favorable measures for the benefit of the Dominican population.

“It allows us to get to know each other better as a society as a whole and make better public and social policies. As a government, we are going to improve resources and investments towards the population that needs it most and in a state of vulnerability, such as in health, safety and education issues, ”she said.


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