Botswana - Statistical Capacity Building (SCB II) in Regional Member Countries for MDG Monitoring & Results Measurement

Project Summary

Approval Date 07 Jul 2011
Signature Date 17 Nov 2011
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 490,600
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present project is part of the second work plan of the Multinational Statistical Capacity Building Program for Managing for Development Results. It responds to the increasing data needs for measuring development results, including those relating to the green and inclusive growth agenda. The program covers RPG-eligible countries, selected SROs, STCs and Population Studies Centers. It will contribute towards developing more effective statistical systems that respond to the data needs for national development in RMCs, to inform the SDG agenda and facilitate greater effectiveness of Bank operations in RMCs. The program aims to drive forward the Data Revolution as the engine of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The overall program focuses mainly on activities with regional public goods (RPGs) characteristics. These activities include: (i) organizational and methodological work to promote statistical infrastructure development using an approach that fits the African environment; (ii) alignment of statistical frameworks and activities with the NSDS; (iii) development of sector statistical programs, such as Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) and other data recording systems; (iv) adaptation of international statistical standards to suit local conditions in RMCs and the conduct of training workshops on these standards; (v) harmonization of data generation and dissemination practices and standards to ensure comparability of data across RMCs and with the rest of the world; (vi) training of RMC and SRO officials to strengthen statistical capacity; and (vii) promotion of technological innovations for data generation, management and dissemination to support the data revolution.

Project Objectives

The project objective is to improve availability, coverage, and quality of statistics on the economic, social, and environmental situation of people and societies in Africa, in line with international and regional standards, supporting the use of statistics to promote development and poverty reduction. The initiative focuses on increasing public access to official statistics and open data systems in Africa. The principal outcomes will be improved official statistics in RMCs and increased capacity of national statistical systems in the region to operate more effectively.


The main beneficiaries of this program will be all the producers and users of official statistics in RMCs and other stakeholders. The producers include national statistical agencies in RMCs, subregional organizations (SROs), regional Statistical Training Centers (STCs), national policymakers, businesses and investors, Population Studies Centers, development institutions at national and regional levels, including the Bank, researchers and analysts, general public and civil society who will have greater access to information, allowing them not only to participate in the general discussions regarding strategic policies but also to hold their governments, development partners, and other stakeholders accountable for their commitments and outcomes of their programs.

Participating Organization

Middle Income Countries Fund
Government Of Botswana
Central Statistical Office (CSO)


IATI identifier 46002-P-BW-K00-002
Last Update 21 Oct 2020


Contact Details

Name NABALAMBA Alice Joy

Geographic Location

Country Botswana