Compilation of Basic Economic Statistics in African Context: Challenges and Good Practices
The Handbook “Compilation of Basic Economic Statistics in African Context: Challenges and Good Practices” has been prepared in accordance with
UNSD initiative to promote an integrated approach to compilation of economic statistics. The purpose of the Handbook is to assist African countries to strengthen their capacity to compile high quality basic economic statistics by learning from each other’s experience using the information on country practices presented in a structured and coherent manner. This description of good practices in the compilation and dissemination of basic economic statistics is expected also to provide useful guidance for overcoming critical issues and challenges in the future.
The proceedings of the two workshops on the compilation of basic economic statistics organized jointly by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the African Center for Statistics (ACS) (16-19 October 2007, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), and by the United Nations Statistics Division and Statistics South Africa (SSA) (23-26 July 2007, Pretoria, South Africa) as well as the results from the survey of African countries practices in basic economic statistics carried out by UNSD during 2008 and 2009, provided the major inputs for the preparation of the Handbook. It also benefited from numerous comments received from country and regional organizations experts. This text has been endorsed by the participants in the two regional workshops.
Full text of the Handbook: Compilation of Basic Economic Statistics in African Context: Challenges and Good Practices
For additional information about the Handbook, please contact:
Mr. Vladimir Markhonko
Trade Statistics Branch
United Nations Statistics Division
Tel: +1 212/963-5252