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1 1 The Role of ADB in the 2010 RPHC within the Context of its Statistical Capacity Building Activities in Africa ______________________________________________ by Charles Leyeka Lufumpa Statistics Department African Development Bank Group

2 2 Centrality of Data ___________________ Data are critical for effective development policy management But in Africa, quantity and quality problems still persist in many countries

3 3 Many national statistical systems not able to effectively meet data demand Constraints include: inadequate institutional & human capacities, poor infrastructure, etc. –Compounded by lack of adequate funding (prioritization and/or incapacity) –Prioritization: advocacy –Funding incapacity: need for supplementary external support National Statistical Systems

4 4 ADB Contribution to Building Statistical Capacity in Africa On going activities in 50 African countries

5 5 ADB Statistical Capacity Building Budget for US$ Million (Excluding Operational Financing)

6 6 ADB Assistance for Statistical Capacity Building in Africa: [Key Country Activities] ________________________ 1.Elaboration of the Reference Regional Strategic Framework for Statistical Capacity Building in Africa (RRSF) – with ECA, World Bank, Paris21 2.Elaboration of National Statistical Development Strategies (NSDS) in African Countries - with World Bank, Paris21, ECA 3.International Comparison Program for Africa (ICP-Africa) – with World Bank, Afristat, Comesa, Ecowas & SADC

7 7 ADB Assistance for Statistical Capacity Building in Africa: [Key Country Activities (contd)] ________________________ 4.Poverty PPPs & Poverty Measurement 5.Improving National Accounts & Price Statistics 6.MDG Monitoring & Statistical Literacy – with UNDP 7.Support to all Statistical Training Centers in Africa 8.Information-knowledge sharing on statistics in Africa: The African Statistical Journal

8 8 The Way Forward: Next Phase Beyond 2007 Scaling Up Statistical Capacity Building Activities in African Countries ____________________________________ Support implementation of NSDS priorities in countries Governance, Infrastructure statistics & Investment climate surveys (NEPAD Agenda)

9 9 The Way Forward (Contd): Next Phase Beyond 2007 Special Emphasis in Phase 2: Population Censuses & Household Surveys –T–Technical Assistance for preparatory activities, data processing, analysis (with UNFPA, ECA, UNSD etc) ADB funding of census fieldwork available for ADF countries with funding gaps that need to use their ADF allocation for population census work 41 Countries eligible for concessional support through grants only, soft loans or combination of both For richer countries: loans only from our non- concessional ADB window

10 10 Conclusion ________________________ ADB ready to scale-up & sustain its support for statistical capacity building in Africa, including support for the 2010 PHC Support to be guided by: –RRSF principles –NSDS priorities

11 11 Thank You


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