Eswatini - Statistical Capacity Building Programme - Phase II (Scb II)

Project Summary

Approval Date 01 Feb 2012
Signature Date 24 Apr 2012
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 490,600
Status Completion

Project General Description

The design of the proposed Statistical Capacity Building Programme - Phase II (Scb II) built on the experience acquired and lessons learnt during the first phase of the Regional Statistical Capacity Building in Africa Program, managed by ECST and in which the Kingdom of Eswatini actively participated. The program activities would enhance Statistical Capacity Building through institutional capacity strengthening and training of staff of the National Statistical System (NSS), focussing on improvement of data collection, analysis, management, archiving and dissemination. By strengthening statistical capacity in the Kingdom of Eswatini, the program would contribute to increasing the capacity of the NSS staff to undertake project/program design and preparation, various feasibility and sector studies, and other country analytical work. This would include monitoring the progress towards achievement of MDGs (now SDGs) and poverty reduction efforts.

Project Objectives

The program development objective is to assist the country to improve the National Statistical System (NSS) in order to provide high quality, reliable and timely data. This would contribute to more effective economic management, better MDGs/SDGs and poverty monitoring, informed evidence-based policy making as well as to contributing to improvements in the design of future Bank programs and projects.


The project will benefit producers and users of official statistics, including the NSS, national policy makers, private sector, researchers and the public; and development partners at national, regional, and international level. The results of the program would contribute a valuable input in enhancing the creation of new business opportunities in the public and the private sectors in the Kingdom of Eswatini. They would also enable the Bank to generate a strong pipeline of programs and projects for financing in the Kingdom of Eswatini.

Participating Organization

Middle Income Countries Fund
Government Of Swaziland
Central Statistics Office


IATI identifier 46002-P-SZ-K00-003
Last Update 18 Feb 2020


Contact Details

Name BAHEMUKA Stephen Gahwera

Geographic Location

Country Eswatini