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1 African Centre for Statistics United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Work Plan for Preparing the Guidebook on the Use of Administrative Data Katalin Bokor Associate Economic Affairs Officer, African Centre for Statistics (ACS) at AGNA Meeting on the Implementation of the 2008 System of National Accounts UNCC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3-6 February 2014 EN/AGNA/2014/Pres/12

2 African Centre for Statistics Outline of the Presentation Background –How does the guidebook fit into the Project? –Why administrative data? Creating a “Community of Practice” on the Use of Administrative Data –Aim and functioning –Work plan –Agenda Expected Outcomes –Guidebook using African countries’ contributions –Community of Practice experience could be applied in the future

3 African Centre for Statistics Background Guidebook and the Project –14 activities consolidated by AGNA for Phase I Activity : Develop a guidebook on processing data from administrative sources in national accounts Administrative data –Identified by AGNA as a priority area –Main advantages: Reduced costs Better coverage Improved timeliness Reduced response burden Availability

4 African Centre for Statistics Creating a “Community of Practice” (CoP) on the Use of Administrative Data Aim and functioning Aim: get African countries’ contributions and share knowledge from their best practices  a practical guidebook Functioning: –Facilitation Team at ECA: Prepares a structured outline for each of the proposed chapters of the guidebook Sends the outline to identified volunteering countries, which follow the best practices in translating the relevant administrative data to national accounts Shares information and documents via website and s, consolidates replies, compiles reports –Country participants: Heads and staff in National Accounts Divisions Prepare brief examples and structured case studies on their experiences of translating the relevant administrative data to national accounts for inclusion in the guidebook Group 1: participate in CoP and contribute to chapters of the book Group 2: participate in CoP through discussions and experience sharing

5 African Centre for Statistics Creating a “Community of Practice” on the Use of Administrative Data Work plan 1.ECA prepares: Document containing useful information, references Structured outline for each of the chapters on specific administrative data to be sent to countries with experience of following best practices Recommendations for the outline and structure of answers 2.ECA sends out to Heads of NA, shares related documents on-line 3.Identified volunteering countries prepare examples and comprehensive case studies according to the outline on their allotted topics of administrative data and send them back to ECA team 4.ECA collects, reviews and consolidates the examples and case studies and include them in the Guidebook

6 African Centre for Statistics Creating a “Community of Practice” on the Use of Administrative Data Agenda Outline of Guidebook Conduct and evaluation of a Survey on the use of administrative data February 2014 AGNA Meeting to discuss work plan ECA sends out the structured outline for each of the chapters to countries Receipt of case studies and examples from the countries April 2014 First draft of the Guidebook First Expert Group Meeting to review the first draft of the Guidebook October 2014 Second Expert Group Meeting to review and the second draft of the Guidebook

7 African Centre for Statistics Expected Outcomes Countries’ participation: –Brief examples on the use od administrative data –Structured case studies with example of translating administrative data to national accounts –Participation indiscussions Guidebook using African countries’ contributions –Experience, knowledge, best practices on the use of admin data in Africa –Adapt the Guidebook to African countries Application in the future –Create “Community of Practice” –Identify active members –Move the community to other platforms and cover other areas of interest

8 African Centre for Statistics United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Thank you AGNA Meeting on the Implementation of the 2008 System of National Accounts UNCC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 3-6 February 2014


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