Statistician Job of the Week

By Ola Awad

As Mahmoud Jaradat prepares to retire next year from the post of assistant of president for Statistical Affairs at the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), a number of us–including me–have mixed emotions about his pending departure. Mr. Jaradat has contributed greatly to put in place the very foundations that have made PCBS such a success.

His name is printed in almost every statistical publication that PCBS has produced. Mr. Jaradat has played a vital role in accomplishing the first-ever Population, Housing and Establishment Censuses in 1997 and 2007, in addition to the first-ever agriculture census in 2010.