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Workshop for Anglophone African Countries on the Implementation of International Recommendations for Distributive Trade Statistics
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
27-30 May 2008

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the African Centre for Statistics (ACS) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), is organising a workshop on the implementation of the International Recommendations for Distributive Trade Statistics 2008 (IRDTS 2008) which was adopted by the thirty-ninth session of the United Nations Statistical Commission.

The objectives of the workshop are: (a) to present and discuss IRDTS 2008; (b) to discuss and review the state of distributive trade statistics compilation in African countries; and (c) to identify the challenges and good practices in their collection, compilation and dissemination. The workshop will contribute to the preparation of future manuals that will provide practical guidance to compilers of distributive trade statistics.

This workshop is part of the UNSD initiative to enhance the knowledge and use of good practices in the collection and compilation of basic economic statistics, in general, and distributive trade statistics, in particular, in African countries; to enable countries to meet the needs of policy makers and the business community more effectively; and to support the implementation of the 1993 System of National Accounts and statistical development in general.


For further information contact:

Youlia Antonova