The Society’s International Development Section considers ways in which the RSS can support the discipline of statistics in poorer countries. We have, for example, promoted capacity building for statistics within poorer countries through working with other partners including PARIS21, the Department for International Development, and a range of non-governmental organisations. . The Society is currently working with the The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) to help and encourage RSS fellows to volunteer in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon or Tanzania as lecturers on statistics and probability for MSc courses teaching talented African students – read more about this here.
World Statistics Day
The RSS marked World Statistics Day on 20 October 2015, and issued a statement with the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the American Statistical Association (ASA), to which more than 40 other organisations signed up. It called for 'a true data revolution' in order to properly be able to measure progress against the UN's ambitious new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).