African Centre for Statistics

African Centre for Statistics urges for more investment in statistics

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.


Achievement of SDGs in Africa won't be possible without high-quality data

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.


Accurate & timely data crucial for successful implementation of SDG agenda, says Chinganya

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).


Sub-regional workshop on integration of administrative data, big data and geospatial information for the compilation of SDG indicators for English-speaking African countries

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


Regional Seminar on the Compilation and Application of Supply and Use Tables (SUTs)

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.


Data can help manage human mobility, says ECA’s Chinganya

Paris, 22 January 2018 (ECA) – The ECA’s African Centre for Statistics (ACS) this week participated in the first ever International Forum on Migration Statistics that was held in Paris, France.
The Forum, organized jointly by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) brought together 700 statisticians, researchers, policy makers and representatives from civil society. 
ACS Director Oliver Chinganya said the Forum was crucial as it offe

Ministerial conference on civil registration kicks off in Nouakchott

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."


Political commitment & technology key to addressing Africa’s geospatial challenges, says Chinganya

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.