South Africa – Statistical Capacity Building (SCB II) in Regional Member Countries for MDG Monitoring and Results Measurement


Project Summary

Approval Date 07 Jul 2011
Signature Date 28 Nov 2011
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2016
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2016
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 490,600
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention relates to Statistical Capacity Building (SCB II) in Regional Member Countries for MDG Monitoring and Results Measurement. It’s designed to assist South Africa to improve its National Statistical System (NSS). By building statistical capacity, the programme planned to contribute to improved monitoring of progress towards the MDGs (now called MDGs) and poverty reduction efforts. The project is expected to benefit producers and users of official statistics, national policy-makers, the private sector, researchers and the public, as well as development partners at the national, regional and international levels. The results of the programme are expected to make a very important contribution in strengthening the creation of new business opportunities in the public and private sectors in South Africa. These results should also enable the Bank to generate a strong pipeline of programmes and projects for financing in South Africa. The program has four main components, namely : (1) support for the following activities : (i) the International Comparison Programme (ICP); (ii) the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) and (iii) the Statistical Business Register (SBSR); (2) improving social statistics, poverty assessment and analysis; (3) improving statistics in priority areas of intervention; and (4) data management, archiving and dissemination.

Project Objectives

The original 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.

Beneficiaries

The main beneficiaries of the programme are the producers and users of official statistics, national policy-makers, the private sector, researchers and the public, as well as development partners at national, regional and international levels.

Participating Organization

Funding
Middle Income Countries Fund
Extending
Government Of South Africa
Implementing
Statistics South Africa (SSA)

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-ZA-K00-002
Last Update 08 Jul 2020

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Contact Details

Name NABALAMBA Alice Joy
Email a.nabalamba@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country South Africa