African Centre for Statistics

UN Economic Commission for Africa – Statement on Rwanda

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, through its African Centre for Statistics works with its member States to improve the production, dissemination and use of quality statistics for evidence-based planning and policy-making in support of Africa’s structural transformation, the sustainable development agenda and the AU Agenda 2063, the Africa we want.

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Geospatial information crucial for Africa’s economic development, says ECA’s Chinganya

Nairobi, Kenya, August 13, 2019 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) views geospatial technology as a significant component that will help push Africa’s transformative development agenda even further, says Oliver Chinganya, Director of the Commission’s African Centre for Statistics (ACS).

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ECA’s Chinganya praises Sierra Leone for its commitment to CRVS and ID issues

Freetown, Sierra Leone, August 09, 2019 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is committed to supporting the mobilization of resources required to support the implementation of Sierra Leone’s strategic plan which aims to strengthen the country’s Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) and ID management system.

This will make the system to function efficiently in supporting public administration, good governance and service delivery.

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Second Africa CRVS Day focuses on importance of birth certificate

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 9, 2019 (ECA) - Africa on Saturday marks the second Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Day under the theme Birth Certificate for All: Fundamental for Protecting Human Rights and Promoting Inclusion, based on the recognition that the right to birth registration, especially to a birth certificate is a fundamental means of safeguarding a person’s rights for the entirety of their life.

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Africa working towards delivering credible censuses during 2020 round, says ECA’s Muhwava

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 5, 2019 (ECA) - The vast majority of African countries are preparing for or carrying out their national censuses as part of the 2020 round of census, raising the need for the continent to quickly address major challenges that can hinder delivery of results in an efficient and effective way, says Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) William Muhwava.

Some of these challenges include mobilizing resources for census-taking activities, technology use, training and device availability, among others.

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Technology set to improve data quality, timeliness & dissemination of census results, says Chinganya

Addis Ababa, July 1, 2019 (ECA) – A five-day experts group meeting on supporting electronic data collection and dissemination in censuses-making opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday with Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) African Centre for Statistics Director, Oliver Chinganya, emphasizing the importance of population and housing censuses for the continent.

Mr. Chinganya said censuses were a fundamental source for producing small area statistics, adding timely dissemination of good quality census data was crucial for national and international development goals.

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