African Centre for Statistics

Comprehensive and complete CRVS systems crucial to Africa’s development, says ECA’s Chinganya

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 13, 2020 (ECA) – Civil registration and vital statistics systems are central to any country’s development process hence the need for every African country to maintain a comprehensive and complete CRVS system.

This was said by Oliver Chinganya, Director of the Africa Statistics Centre (ACS) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) at the second consultative meeting on the CRVS assessment for Ethiopia held in Addis Ababa.


Tunisia to host the Regional Capacity Building Workshop for the Northern African countries on Geospatial Information Management

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 19 February 2020 (ECA) - Tunisia will host a regional capacity building workshop for the Northern African countries to raise awareness and improve countries capacities in the production of geospatial information. The workshop is organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with the Government of Tunisia through the Office of Topography and Cadaster.


2020 IAOS-ISI Conference

2020 IAOS-ISI Conference in Zambia Postponed

Following the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Zambia Statistics Agency, with the directive of the Ministry of National Development Planning of the country and in consultation with UNECA, IAOS and ISI, has issued a decision to postpone the 2020 IAOS-ISI Conference in Zambia to a later date. The date shall be announced at a later stage. The paper presenters are encouraged to finalize their papers in the meantime.


Africa Data Revolution Report 2018

The Africa Data Revolution Report 2018 delves into the recent evolution and current state of open data – with an emphasis on Open Government Data – in the African data communities. It explores key countries across the continent, researches a wide range of open data initiatives, and benefits from global thematic expertise.

ECA assisting member States integrate accountability in development planning

Nairobi, Kenya, December 16, 2019 (ECA) – In a bid to help improve the effectiveness of national planning systems in Africa, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is working with partners and governments in five pilot countries to strengthen their capacities for integrating accountability in development planning.


Policy implementation key for Kenya and Africa’s inclusive development

Nairobi, Kenya, December 16, 2019 (ECA) – A week-long workshop that seeks to strengthen the capacity of national planning institutions in Kenya to develop, adopt and implement a national strategy for the integration of accountability frameworks and evidence-based policy-making approach in development planning, opened in Nairobi today with a clarion call on Africa to implement agreed plans and protocols for the betterment of her people.


Cameroon Minister urges experts to render big data profitable for Africa

Yaounde, 3 Decembers 2019 (ECA) –  “By 2030, revenues generated by big data in Africa will reach 10 billion dollars, but how much of this will stay in Africa, how many of our youths will play a leading role in the creation of this wealth as a function of their skills and to what extent will the big data economy transform our private sectors and productivity” quizzed Cameroon’s Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Minette Libom Li Likeng today as she opened a two-day continental meeting on these issues, convened in Yaounde, by the UN