The COMPASS Team Leader, Yannick Bineau, jointly with the IB Lead Expert, Romulo Virola, attended on the 22 June 2017, the Ceremonial Graduation Ceremony for the Statistics Master’s CLMV Scholars at the University Diliman in Manilla (Philippines). During this Ceremony, six scholars from National Statistical institutions of Cambodia, Lao and Myanmar receive their Diploma of Master in Statistics. COMPASS is about to achieve one its deliverables of access to higher Formal education for CLMV Statisticians, which is in line with the “ASEAN-Help-ASEAN” agenda. This activity aimed at strengthening CLMV countries human resources in statistics to strengthen the ASEAN Community Statistical System and to narrow the statistical development gap in the region. Formally, one can have considered that the CLMV national statistical systems have improved their capacity as a consequence of increased access to higher formal education in statistics for staff members already working in the key statistical areas. Congratulations to all of them!