MULTINATIONAL STATISTICAL CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM (SCB 4.2)


Aperçu

  • Référence: P-Z1-K00-071
  • Date d’approbation: 22/09/2015
  • Date de début: 03/03/2016
  • Date d'évaluation: 24/04/2015
  • Statut: ApprouvéAPVD
  • Agence d'implémentation: AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
  • Emplacement: ALL OF AFRICA

Description

STRATEGIC THRUST AND RATIONALE

1.1 Program linkages with country and regional strategies and objectives

1.1.1.The proposed Program is anchored on the Bank's Ten-Year Strategy (TYS), 2013-2022 and responds to the ever-increasing demand for good statistics to facilitate the design of effective policies and programs and for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of development results geared towards fostering more inclusive and greener growth in Africa (see Appendix I). In this context, the focus of this program supports the data needs of the Bank, other development partners, and RMCs in the core priority areas of infrastructure development, regional integration, private sector development, governance and accountability as well as skills and technology development. Special emphasis will be placed on gender statistics as well as data to inform sustainable agricultural and food security activities. More targeted and customized support will be provided for building statistical capacity in post-conflict and fragile states. To this end, the program is fully aligned to the Bank's country, sector, and regional strategies, objectives and implementation plans. This second part of the program to be undertaken over 2015/2016 will build on and consolidate implementation of the first year work plan approved by the ADF Board in November 2014. The program also responds to the call at the international level for a Data Revolution to catalyze development going forward. It helps to fulfill the aspirations set out in the African Union's "Africa 2063" Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda. Additionally, the program facilitates greater effectiveness of bank operations in RMCs and is in line with the TYS 2012-2022.


Justificatif

I.RATIONALE

1.1 Program linkages with country and regional strategies and objectives

1.1.1.The proposed Program is anchored on the Bank's Ten-Year Strategy (TYS), 2013-2022 and responds to the ever-increasing demand for good statistics to facilitate the design of effective policies and programs and for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of development results geared towards fostering more inclusive and greener growth in Africa (see Appendix I). In this context, the focus of this program supports the data needs of the Bank, other development partners, and RMCs in the core priority areas of infrastructure development, regional integration, private sector development, governance and accountability as well as skills and technology development. Special emphasis will be placed on gender statistics as well as data to inform sustainable agricultural and food security activities. More targeted and customized support will be provided for building statistical capacity in post-conflict and fragile states. To this end, the program is fully aligned to the Bank's country, sector, and regional strategies, objectives and implementation plans. This second part of the program to be undertaken over 2015/2016 will build on and consolidate implementation of the first year work plan approved by the ADF Board in November 2014. The program also responds to the call at the international level for a Data Revolution to catalyze development going forward. It helps to fulfill the aspirations set out in the African Union's "Africa 2063" Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda. Additionally, the program facilitates greater effectiveness of bank operations in RMCs and is in line with the TYS 2012-2022.

1.2 Rationale for the Bank's involvement

1.2.1 Consonant with its Ten-Year Strategy (2013-2022) (see diagram below), the Bank is committed to the Global Agenda on Managing for Development Results (MfDR). This calls for considerable efforts to strengthen capacity within the Bank and in regional member countries (RMCs) to monitor and report on development results that reflect country priorities. This has necessitated a new and more robust monitoring framework anchored on reliable statistics to measure results and address emerging issues such as inclusive and green growth.

1.2.2 While other development agencies lend support mainly at the country level, the Bank has gained recognition for statistical development support coordinated at the sub-regional and regional levels. In particular, the Bank has gained peer recognition among RMCs as well as development partners as the leading provider of technical assistance and financial support for regional public goods (RPGs) activities. These activities include developing methodological approaches, assisting RMCs to adapt international standards and practices in data collection, management and dissemination, as well as training RMC officials. The AfDB is also the lead convener of RMCs and development partners on statistical development issues in Africa. In the case of the 2010 Round of Population and Housing Census, for instance, this resulted in the highest participation rate ever by RMCs in the history of population census taking, with 50 countries participating, as opposed to 38 countries in the 2000 round. The Bank's key recent statistical initiatives include: the Africa Information Highway (AIH), the Open Data initiative, as well as its ongoing assistance to RMCs to formulate and implement their National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS). (See also Appendix II for key achievements under SCB Phases 1 to 3). Through the AIH and other programs, the Bank publishes a vast array of data in real time, to meet the needs of all stakeholders, including: UN and international development agencies; sub-regional organizations (SROs); RMCs, including line ministries and central banks; the private sector and institutional investors; academic researchers; the media; and the public at large. The Bank has also been the lead agency, in collaboration with the African Union and ECA, in the preparation and implementation of the Strategy for the Harmonization of Statistics in Africa (SHaSA) and the African Charter for Statistics, both of which were endorsed by all stakeholders including the African Heads of State Summit in 2012 and upon which this program is anchored. This proposed fourth phase of the SCB program will maintain the Bank's position at the forefront of statistical development on the continent and to reinforce its status as the premier knowledge institution on the continent.

1.2.3 The Bank has established partnerships at global, regional, and sub-regional levels and has assumed a leadership role in technical and financial coordination, advocacy, and statistical development in Africa. The proposed statistical capacity-building program will sustain and strengthen the Bank's leadership role and commitment to support statistical development efforts in RMCs. As articulated at various international forums, more and better data are badly needed for moni toring progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the post 2015 Development Agenda, as well as the effectiveness of Bank programs and projects aligned its Ten-Year Strategy (TYS). SCB.4 also plays a catalytic role in mobilizing resources from development partners and RMCs. Indeed, the resources approved by the Boards for the various phases of SCB have leveraged contributions from other donors and RMCs resulting in total funding many times the size of the Bank's own commitments. It is expected that the current proposal for an ADF grant of UA 10 million will generate over double this amount in contributions from development partners and regional member countries.


Contacts clés

NABALAMBA Alice Joy - ESTA2


Coûts

Source Montant
FADUAC 10.000.000
TotalUAC 10.000.000