The implementation of the 2008 System of National Accounts (2008 SNA) is a global statistical initiative that provides an opportunity to improve the quality, availability, consistency, and harmonization of economic statistics and national accounts. In Africa, there is a need to create synergies at all the levels of the African statistical system in order to address the technical, financial, and institutional challenges countries encounter when collection and processing economic statistics needed to compile their national accounts. To address these issues, in January 2008, the African Group on National Accounts (AGNA) was created by the Statistical Commission for African (StatCom-Africa) to facilitate the implementation of the 2008 SNA on the African continent.
One year after the launch of the African Project for the implementation of the 2008 SNA, it is essential to review the progress made, specifically, the actions taken, the accomplishments and challenges, and the experiences and best practices of countries. The AGNA meeting, which brings together African countries, regional and international organizations, pan-African institutions and development partners, provides a forum for all project stakeholders to discuss and coordinate their actions to avoid duplication and effectively and timely complete Phase I of the Project in order to transition to Phase II. In this context, ECA jointly with AfDB and AUC are organizing an AGNA Meeting from 12 to 15 May 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The meeting is expected to have around 60 experts from national statistical offices, regional economic communities, regional and international organizations and development partners. By the end of the meeting participants are expected to develop and agree upon a framework to continue the project.
Further information about the meeting and background documents are available at here .