SCB III - MDGS & Results Measurement


Overview

  • Reference: P-Z1-K00-044
  • Approval date: 18/01/2012
  • Start date: 09/03/2012
  • Appraisal Date: 01/03/2011
  • Status: OngoingOnGo
  • Implementing Agency: AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
  • Location: 40 Regional Member Countries

Description

The program consists of five separate but closely integrated components (see Table 2) and will focus mainly on activities with Regional Public Goods characteristics. These include

(i) methodological development work to generate a statistical infrastructure and approach that fit the African environment;

(ii) adaptation of international statistical standards to suit local conditions in RMCs and conducting training workshops on these standards;

(iii) harmonization of data generation practices and standards to ensure comparability of data across RMCs and with the rest of the world; and

(iv) training of RMC officials for strengthening statistical capacity. The Bank will be selective in its interventions and will assume a leadership role for such activities as national accounts, Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) statistics, NSDS design, infrastructure statistics, and MDG monitoring. It will play a supportive and catalytic role in the other program activities.


Objectives

Improved availability of economic, social, and environmental data at national, subregional, and regional levels. Increased capacity of national statistical systems in the region.


Rationale

The program's five components link closely to the objectives enshrined in National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDSs), which provide the framework for RMCs' statistical advancement. The program also responds to a number of important regional initiatives, including: the Reference Regional Strategic Framework (RRSF) for the dev elopment of statistics in Africa, adopted in 2006 by all RMCs and development partners; the Strategy for the Harmonization of Statistics in Africa (SHaSA); and the Africa Symposium on Statistical Development. The program forms part of the worldwide effort to strengthen statistical capacity, articulated in the recent Busan Action Plan for Statistics (BAPS).


Benefits

The program's beneficiaries will be all the producers and users of official statistics in 40 participating RMCs including: administrative units and line ministries; national policymakers; businesses and investors; researchers and analysts; citizens of RMCs; and development partners at the national and regional levels, including the Bank itself. Other beneficiaries will include national statistical agencies in the participating RMCs, subregional organizations (SROs), and regional Statistical Training Centers (STCs), which will receive further capacity building.


Key contacts

LETSARA Nirina Harijaona - ESTA2


Costs

Finance source Amount
ADFUAC 20,000,000
GovernmentUAC 4,200,000
TotalUAC 24,200,000