Addis Ababa 13 May 2018 (ECA) - The planning process of long-term development in any country would be on a shaky foundation if the data and statistics are not readily available and are of poor quality. It is also critical that they are not only harmonized but also coordinated among government agencies that produce and store them.
African Centre for Statistics
Addis Ababa, 9 May 2018 (ECA) - The African Centre for Statistics (ACS) of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will organise, on Sunday 13 May, a meeting to discuss how to address data gaps for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) economic indicators in Africa.
The meeting will be hosted in Addis Ababa, alongside the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, will discuss how African national statistic systems could be improved to collect, process, and disseminate SDG data to adequately support national development objectives.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 27, 2017 (ECA) – The successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development demands new data acquisition and integration approaches, says Oliver Chinganya, Director of the Africa Center for Statistics (ACS) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
This workshop on administrative data, big data, and geospatial information for the compilation of SDG indicators is organized under the expectation accomplishment “Enhanced capacity of African countries to launch or improve institutional mechanisms and procedures, at national and local level, for the production and utilization of SDG indicators”. It is organized jointly by the Economic Commission for Africa, the United Nation Statistics Division and UN Environment
Nouakchott (Mauritania), 07 December 2017 (ECA) - The Fourth Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration kicked-off today, Thursday in Nouakchott, Mauritania. It was preceded by a meeting of experts on December 4, 2017.
The African Centre for Statistics of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), jointly with the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) is organizing Phase II of a Capacity Building Programme on the Compilation and Application of SUTs in Africa, which is a face-to-face Regional Seminar to be held during 5-8, February, 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Nouakchott, Mauritania, 7 December 2017 (ECA) - The Fourth Conference of African Ministers in charge of Civil Registration kicked-off Thursday 7 December in Nouakchott, under the theme "Accelerating a coordinated improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) for the implementation and monitoring of development in Africa: A review of progress and the way forward."
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 22, 2017 (ECA) – The AfricaGIS 2017 conference continued in Addis Ababa Wednesday with Director, Oliver Chinganya, of the ECA’s African Centre for Statistics, reminding delegates that addressing geospatial information coordination challenges in Africa requires the promotion of advancement in science and technology supported and backed by political commitment.