Presentation on theme: "Statistics Department, BANK OF UGANDA"— Presentation transcript:
1 Statistics Department, BANK OF UGANDA www.bou.or.ug Administrative Data Source: Bank of Uganda ExperiencesPresentation at Seminar, “Towards Implementation Strategy for International Standards on Economic Statistics in Africa 8th July 2010Statistics Department,BANK OF UGANDA
2 Content Introduction Administrative data & sources Challenges with Administrative data sourcesConclusions & Recommendations
3 IntroductionThe mandate to compile statistics in Uganda is rested with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) – NSO.The Bank of Uganda (BoU) compile the Balance of Payments (BOP) and Monetary Surveys.BoU frequently require statistical information:Administrative sourcesSample surveysBoU and UBOS have collaborative agreement in a number of areas to compile statistics.Trade; PSIS etcAdministrative data sources; Revenue Authority, Investment Agency, UBOS, line ministries, other organizations compiling the required data.
4 Introduction …2Compilation of statistics in BoU are consolidated with the Research Function:Statistics DepartmentResearch & policy DepartmentThe statistics department is divided into five (5) Divisions each charged with the compilation and production of specific statistics.Important statistics outputs compiled;Macroeconomic indicators - mainly from administrative data sources drawn from line Ministries/Institutions & UBOS
5 Administrative data sources The BOP;Current accountsTrade (Exports & Imports) – Administrative sources for formal trade supplemented by monthly surveys (Informal Cross Border Trade)Services and incomes – administrative sources & some estimationsCurrent transfers – administrative sources (Ministry of Finance and other Departments within the Bank) as well as surveys on workers remittances.Capital accountsDirect, Portfolio and other investment – mainly through surveys supported by non-survey methods – Foreign Private capital. Administrative data (business register) provide basis for sampling.
6 Administrative data sources ...2 The BOPFinancing Items and memorandum items; mainly obtained from administrative sources within the bank.Monetary surveysInternal administrative data from bank supervision and accounts department.Government statitisticsAdministrative data mainly from Ministry of Finance and UBOSOther statisticsBusiness confidence survey – surveys onlyDomestic Resource Cost (DRC) – administrative data supplemented by surveysIndex of Agricultural Production – administrative data supplemented by surveys
7 Challenges with Administrative Data Timeliness of administrative data sources provision of data inline with the requirements. Administrative data providers may not have keen interest in some areas of the data they compile (e.g. Exports etc.).Methodology of compilation of data by the administrative source. The methodology often depend on the initial requirements of the compiler which may not be consistent with the users.Classifications of products and enterprises within the administrative databases.Require regular reconciliation with the data sources who may not have the time.
8 Conclusions & Recommendations Collaboration between BoU and UBOS has contributed significantly to the compilation of statistics in Uganda.Administrative data sources provide significant statistical information for Bank of Uganda operations requirements despite the challenges with some sources.Going forward, there is need for harmonization of systems for compilation of national statistics and continuous capacity strengthening