African Centre for Statistics

Statistics is the ‘new oil’ our leaders must exploit, says ECA’s Chinganya

Dubai, 24 October 2018 (ECA) - “Statistics is the new oil that our leaders must, henceforth, harness to engineer business processes on the continent,” said Oliver Chinganya, Director of the African Centre for Statistics (ACS) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

Mr. Chinganya deplored the fact that when it comes to funding for statistics, “we see more promises than action because our politicians sign documents and make bold statements but a lot of it ends at the level of statements and commitment.

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African governments urged to integrate statistics and geospatial information for sustainable development

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 4, 2018 (ECA) – The Regional Committee of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management in Africa (UN-GGIM: Africa) ended Thursday with experts urging African leaders to prioritize dialogues that need to take place to ensure national statistical, planning and mapping authorities collaborated effectively in the development of respective data infrastructures and systems on the continent.

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Statcom-VI ends with member States being urged to prioritize statistical development in Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 4, 2018 (ECA) – The Sixth Meeting of the Statistical Commission for Africa (StatCom-Africa-VI) ended in Addis Ababa Thursday with delegates urging member States to allocate more resources to support the production, dissemination and use of statistics for the implementation of national development plans, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Africa’s 50-year development plan, Agenda 2063.

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Member states endorse ECA’s strategic plan for statistical development in Africa

Addis Ababa, 3 October 2018 (ECA) - “Transforming Africa through credible data and statistics is something we take very seriously,” said Oliver Chinganya, Director of the African Centre for Statistics (ACS) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

He made the statement while presenting ACS’ proposed strategic framework for the 2018-2019 biennium at the 6th meeting of the Statistical Commission for Africa (STATCOM) in Addis Ababa.

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Growing interest of African countries in UN-GGIM initiative applauded

Addis Ababa, 03 October 2018 (ECA) - The Regional Committee of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management in Africa (UN-GGIM: Africa) opened its fourth session Wednesday with participants applauding the growing interest of African countries in the UN-GGIM initiative.

Participants focused on the need to foster Member States’ participation in the UN-GGIM at national, regional and global levels; aligning and prioritizing of the regions work programme with that at the global level and also in line with the UN global agenda.

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Countries showcase progress in statistical development

Addis Ababa, 03 October 2018 (ECA) - The 13th session of the African Symposium on Statistical Development (ASSD) kicked off on Monday in Addis Ababa under the theme, “Application of economic statistics and national accounts in support of sustainable development.”

ASSD is an annual international meeting that brings together African statisticians together with regional and international partners to tackle economic, demographic and social themes.

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Increase support for statistical development, Member States urge partners at FASDev meeting

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2, 2018 (ECA) - The Eighth Meeting of the Forum on African Statistical Development (FASDev VIII) took place yesterday with member States at the end of the day calling on partners to increase financial support to member States, in line with priorities identified in their national strategies for the development of statistics. 

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