African Centre for Statistics
Yaounde, 29 May 2014 (ECA) - The comparative advantage of the Economic Commission for Africa in disseminating statistics lies in its capacity to tell the story behind the numbers and its ability to capitalise on such data to plead the case for Africa’s transformation. This was the principal remark made by experts in data collection, dissemination and communication from ECA’s Sub-regional Office for Central Africa, during a recent UN workshop on the dissemination and communication of statistics, held in Niamey – Niger.
Yaounde, 12 February 2014 (ECA) - Sustained growth is important but the transformation the structure of economies in Central Africa is indispensable for countries of the sub-region to effectively tackle poverty, remarked ECA’s Executive Secretary, Mr Carlos Lopes on his first call on Cameroon’s government officials in the context of his firs his first working visit to Central Africa.
Gaborone, Botswana, February 18 2014 (ECA) - The book ‘Poor numbers: How we are mislead by African Development Statistics and what to do about it’ came under heavy criticism at a seminar last night organised by the 9th Symposium on Statistical Development in Africa (ASSD), in Gaborone, Botswana.
But the author, Morten Jerven was there to defend his book.
Gaborone, Botswana, 21 February 2014 (ECA) - The 9th African Symposium on Statistical Development (ASSD) has called upon the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to institutionalize a stable structure for the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Secretariat.
Yaounde, 13 March 2014 (ECA) – To better gauge the level of intra-regional trade in Central Africa, there is great need to harmonise CEMAC-ECCAS data collection and processing methods.
Addis Ababa, 15 March 2014 (ECA) - The African Centre for Statistics (ACS) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in partnership with the secretariat of the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (INECV), are organizing a “Regional Workshop on the Use of Mobile Technologies for Data Collection and Statistical Production in Africa.”