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1 African Centre for Statistics United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Measuring Progress Towards Statistical Development in Africa The African Statistical Development Index (ASDI) Third Meeting of the Statistical Commission for Africa January 2012 Cape Town, South Africa

2 African Centre for Statistics Outline Background ASDI: Structure ASDI: Components and Variables Comparison ASDI with SCBI and SCI Ranking and Scores of African Countries According to their ASDI Summary and Conclusions

3 African Centre for Statistics Background Global level: Marrakech Action Plan for Statistics (MAPS) Regional level: Reference Regional Strategic Framework for Statistical Capacity Building in Africa (RRSF) Need for monitoring the implementation: African Statistical Development Index (ASDI)

4 African Centre for Statistics ASDI: Structure RRSF: 12 Strategies and 79 recommendations  79 potential variables for ASDI Criteria of selection: validity, comparability, simplicity, and data availability Results: 42 variables organized in five components –Functioning of the national statistical system (NSS) –Statistical infrastructure –Data dissemination –Human capital –Funding

5 African Centre for Statistics ASDI: Components and Variables ASDI C1 Functioning of the NSS C2 Statistical infrastructure C3 Data disseminatio n C4 Human capital development C5 Funding NS DS Ad vo ca cy Lega l fram ewor k NSO’ s place in NSS Coor dinati on mech anis m Monit oring of activi ties User need s asses smen t Data develop ment Har nessi ng ICT Da ta an aly sis Data disse minat ion Human capital develop men t Fun ding Ind ex Co mp on ent s Sub com pon ents Vari able s (Nu mbe r)

6 African Centre for Statistics Component 1: Functioning of NSS ASDI C1 Functioning of the NSS NSDSAdvocacy Legal framework NSO’s place in NSS Coordination mechanism Monitoring of activities Index Components Sub 4312 Variables Number) 22

7 African Centre for Statistics Component 2: Statistical Infrastructure ASDI C2 Statistical infrastructure User needs assessment Data development Harnessing ICT Data analysis Index Components Sub Variables Number)

8 African Centre for Statistics Component 3: Data Dissemination ASDI C3 Data dissemination 4 Index Components Sub Variables Number)

9 African Centre for Statistics Component 4: Human Capital Development ASDI C4 Human capital development 5 Index Components Sub Variables Number)

10 African Centre for Statistics Component 5: Funding ASDI C5 Funding 3 Index Components Sub Variables Number)

11 African Centre for Statistics Comparison ASDI with SCBI and SCI Major ComponentASDISCBI (Paris21)SCI (World Bank) Organization and coordination of the statistical system CoveredPartially coveredNot covered Statistical infrastructure CoveredPartially coveredStatistical practice Data collection Data disseminationCoveredPartially coveredIndicator availability Human capitalCoveredPartially coveredNot covered FundingCovered: Budget for the implementation of NSDS and related plan Budget related to the production of indicators (GDP, population, household income) Not covered

12 African Centre for Statistics Ranking and Scores of African Countries According to their ASDI

13 African Centre for Statistics Summary and Conclusions ASDI is designed for measuring progress made by African countries in terms of statistical development and for comparisons in this regard. Variables and components of the ASDI were selected by taking into account the conceptual framework, statistical tools and methodologies, and data availability. ASDI covers well the components of PARIS21 SCBI with given dataset and is correlated to the SCI developed by the World Bank.


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