African Centre for Statistics

Post-2015 Development Agenda Requires Viable Data Component to Succeed, Lopes tells UN High Level Panel

Monrovia, Liberia, 05 February 2013 (ECA) - The UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has made an urgent appeal to members of the UN-mandated High Level Panel of Eminent Personalities on the post-2015 Development Agenda to ensure that any development framework that eventually replaces the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) pays due attention to the availability and use of viable data.


Talks with officials in Niger, Algeria and Morocco emphasize ECA’s new vision

ECA Update: Addis Ababa, 11 March 2013 (ECA) – The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Mr. Carlos Lopes, has called on authorities in Niger, Algeria, and Morocco to support the reforms being initiated by the organization as they are aimed at supporting a coherent strategic transformation of Africa by the year 2063.


Meeting on Informal Sector Statistics: Country Experience, International Recommendations, and Application

Yaoundé, 29 April 2013 (ECA) — The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) jointly with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Labor Organizations (ILO) is organizing a technical meeting on informal sector statistics from 29 April to 3 May 2013 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The purpose of the meeting is to review and exchange experience and practice within and outside of the region and to identify the most appropriate methods and procedures for the countries to apply in their work plans on this continent.


Experts to address Statistical Challenges on Monitoring Development Indicators beyond 2015

Addis Ababa, 15 April 2013 (ECA) —  At the March 2013 Conference of African ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development that was held in Abidjan, African Ministers requested the Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission to set up a Working Group that would come up with indicators aimed at following up on progress made in reaching the post 2015 development agenda in line with the Africa Common Position.


Working Document on the New Development Indicators Reflecting the Realities, Needs and Priorities in Monitoring Human and Social Development in Africa Beyond 2015

At the dawn of the third millennium, the member States of the United Nations Organization signed the Millennium Declaration which was the common platform of priorities to address the various dimensions of poverty in particular hunger, unemployment, disease and lack of housing as well as gender inequality and environmental degradation.



Mr.Oliver Chinganya
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