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Strengthening Legal Metrology in Angola

Thursday, 16 November 2017 23:54 Written by 
  • Location(s): Angola
  • Type(s): Solution
  • Theme(s): Inclusive and sustainable growth, Transfer of Expertise
  • SDG(s): 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Locations in Africa: Angola
  • Types in Africa: Solution
  • Themes in Africa: Inclusive and sustainable growth, Transfer of Expertise
  • SDGs in Africa: 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Angolan IANORQ (Angolan Institute for Standardization and Quality) is the national entity in charge of coordinating quality standards all over the country. The work of that institution affects directly consumers’ interests, which may be not totally preserved. An opportunity to make some progress in that situation is improving legal metrology in Angola through capacities transference.  

A solution to this challenge would be to strengthen capabilities, skills, competencies and technologies of Metrology Department of IANORQ. In order to reach that end, a complete assessment of more than 4,000 scales and fuel pumps took place in 18 provinces. As a result of that evaluation, the need for knowledge about the adjustment of the instruments was detected. Once the experts had that information, the elaboration of a technical regulation of scales was prepared taking as parameter the regulations in force in Argentina and Brazil.

Partners: Argentine Fund for South-South and Triangular Cooperation (FO.AR), National Institute of Industrial Technology (Argentina) and Angolan Institute for Standardization and Quality IANORQ (Angola)

Contact details:
Esmeralda 1212, 12th floor, office 1204.
Raúl Ailán, Director for Bilateral Cooperation.
Tel: +54 11 4819 7555    
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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