|Approval Date||26 Nov 2014|
|Signature Date||04 Feb 2015|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2019|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Mar 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||11330|
The program covers Regional Public Goods (RPG)-eligible countries, selected Sub-regional Organization (SROs), Statistical Training Center (STCs) and Population Studies Centers. The resources requested for the 2015/2016 work plan will finance selected RPG activities, particularly for emerging areas related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as for the Bank’s new priority initiatives. The program will build on and consolidate the first year program activities already approved by the African Development Fund (ADF) Board in November 2014. It will contribute towards developing more effective statistical systems that respond to the data needs for national development in Regional Member Countries (RMCs), to inform the SDG agenda and facilitate greater effectiveness of Bank operations in RMCs. The overall cost of the program is estimated at over UA 77.35 million, of which the direct ADF contribution is UA 10 million over 2015-2016.
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.
The beneficiaries will be all the producers and users of statistics, including: national statistical agencies; national policymakers; businesses and investors; researchers and analysts; citizens of RMCs; SROs; and development institutions at national and regional levels, including the Bank.
African Development Fund
African Development Bank
|Last Update||26 Jan 2023|