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Economic Brief - Situational Analysis of the Reliability of Economic Statistics in Africa- Special Focus on GDP Measurement


This report summarizes the situation regarding national accounts statistics in Africa. It shows the availability of the basicgross domestic product (GDP) estimates, considers the availability of survey data and price statistics from which the national accounts are derived, and describes how far African countries are able to follow the international guidelines given in the System of National Accounts (SNA).

The information on which this report is based was collected by means of a questionnaire sent electronically to the national statistical offices of the 54 regional member countries of the African Development Bank. The survey provides a broad picture of the quality and availability of national accounts in Africa.

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