Presentation on theme: "StatCom-Africa III Cape Town, South Africa 21-23 Jan 2012 AU Presentation."— Presentation transcript:
StatCom-Africa III Cape Town, South Africa 21-23 Jan 2012 AU Presentation
AfricaInfo endorsed by AU Conference of African Ministers of Economy and Finance in March 2011:Background Calls upon the African Union Commission, the Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank and the United Nations Children’s Fund to strengthen their collaboration for the operationalization of the AfricaInfo initiative to ensure that it has a continental dimension, and produce a plan for its implementation; “
In response, AUC, ECA, AfDB and UNICEF produced Strategic Action PlanBackground
A pan-African database initiative Monitors the continent’s goals and commitments Builds capacity and harmonizes data throughout the continent Builds on the DevInfo initiative, a UN tool monitoring MDGs and development which is used by 45 of 54 African countries What is AfricaInfo?
Institutional objectives Compile and standardize national and subnational data across the region Increase AU capacity to use and analyze data Increase transparency and support planning and decision-making Reinforce national efforts to improve statistical information systems Harmonize data with RECs & Country States
Technical objectives Open data access through SDMX and simple web services Better tools for data visualization Support the different structures needed to monitor goals and commitments
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Steering committee – to be composed of directors of the appropriate departments at AUC, UNECA, AfDB, UNICEF and RECs. Technical working group (AUC, UNECA, AfDB, UNICEF) Operational team to be composed of technical experts at AUC, UNECA, AfDB and UNICEF Secretariat to provide administrative support Managementandgovernance Management and governance
Way forward Partners are ready to start implementation by: Agreeing upon list of indicators Starting to build the regional database Provide open access to all available national and sub-national data Initiating the training program outlined in Strategic Action Plan
Wayforward (continued) Way forward (continued) Resource mobilization based on existing ministerial endorsement of AfricaInfo in March 2011 Five-year strategic action plan - 2011-2015 – calls for $10 million
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