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									AFRICAN UNION                                 UNION AFRICAINE

                                                UNIÃO AFRICANA

   Third Joint Conference of AU-UNECA Ministers of Finance,
               Planning and Economic Development
       Lilongwe, Malawi: 25 – 30 March 2010


      Implementation of the Conference Resolution
            on African Charter on Statistics:
                     Status Report


                                                 M. Dossina YEO
                                           Head of Statistics Unit
                                     Africcan Union Commission
1. Introduction

2. Process made
  A. African Charter on Statistics
  B. Strategy for the harmonization of
      statistics
  C. Strategy for the implementation of
      the 2008 SNA
3. Recommendations
Introduction
                                                             Introduction

 The Joint Conference held in Cairo, Egypt, after considering the report on
  the Charter passed a resolution:
     Call upon the Member States to sign and ratify the charter as rapidly as
      possible so that it can enter into force and offer a regulatory framework
      for statistics coordination and harmonisation ;

     Mandate the AU to finalise, in close collaboration with MS, CER, UNECA, AfDB
      and ACBF to finalise the mechanism for the implementation of the Charter as
      well as the creation of an African Fund for statistical development;

     Request also the AUC, in collaboration with UNECA, AfDB, CER and ACBF to
      develop a strategy for the harmonisation of statistics in Africa.
Process made
                                           A. Charter on Statistics

 Why the charter ?
   Inadequate coordination and resources;
   Lack of institutional capacity;
   Low profile of statistics;
   Incomparability of data, etc.

 What is the Charter?
      Political instrument at the service of statistics development
      Legal framework for coordination and harmonisation;
      Sum of values for African statsiticians;
      Promote statistics culture
                                            A. Charter on Statistics

 What are the objectives of the Charter?
     Strengthen statistical coordination and harmonisation;
     Promote statistics culture
     Build statistical capacities and statistical renaissance;

 How is the Charter different from other statistics initiatives?
     Adopted by Heads of State and Government ;
     Legal document – international Treaty ;
     Commitment of Member States to institute appropriate measures to ensure
      that their statistics laws are in conformity with the charter.
                                                         A. Charter on Statistics
                Countries            Date of signature       Date of ratification           Date of accession
Benin                       17/08/2009
Cote d’Ivoire               11/06/2009
Congo                       28/06/2009
Gambie                      30/06/2009
Ghana                       28/06/2009
Mozambique                  17/06/2009
Niger                       12/05/2009
Rwanda                      15/05/2009
Sierra Leone                18/06/2009
Togo                        12/05/2009
Comoros                     02/02/2010
DRC                         02/02/2010
Gabon                       29/01/2010
Kenya                       25/01/2010
Mauritius                   21/01/2010                   27/10/2010                 09/02/2010
Sao Tome                    01/02/2010
Zambia                      31/01/2010
Senegal
                                            A. Charter on Statistics
 Advocacy document to accelerate the ratification of charter
          Propose a strategy to speed up signing and ratification of the charter;

 Dissemination of the Charter
          Prepare advocacy documents to popularize the charter so as to ensure its
           appropriation by all stakeholders;
          Include a training module on the Charter in statistics schools programmes.

 Methodological guideline for effective and efficient implementation of the Charter
          Guideline document for effective and efficient implementation of the Charter;
          Methodological framework based on the principles stated in the Charter;
          Baseline study to analyze the extent to which countries apply principals of
           the charter.
                                     B. Elaboration of the SHaSA
 Background
       The African integration recommends the use of harmonised and reliable
        statistical date in all sectors of political, social, economic and cultural life both
        for monitoring progress towards objective and measuring results;

       Despite progress made in statistical development, there are still a number of
        challenges facing the African Statistical System;

       The SHaSA is a continental effort that directly responds to these challenges as
        well as supports the African integration agenda, particularly the Minimum
        Integration Programme (MIP) which was adopted by the Heads of State and
        Government in July 2009.
                                B. Elaboration of the SHaSA

 Process
     Assessment of all programmes and policies to draw statistical priorities and
      requirements in the continent ;

     Development of a draft strategy for gradual and global harmonisation of
      statistics in Africa;

     The first draft was reviewed in meeting with key stakeholders in in October
      2009 in Addis Ababa;

     The Meeting of Directors-General met in East London to consider and adopt the
      draft Strategy
                                B. Elaboration of the SHaSA
 Vision

      The vision of the ASS is to generate timely, reliable and harmonised
       statistical information, covering all aspects of political, economic, social and
       cultural integration for Africa;

      The strategy is intended to contribute to the attainment of the continental
       integration agenda by the African heads of State and Government;
                                  B. Elaboration of the SHaSA
 Strategic Pillars and Objectives

         The vision is anchored on four strategic pillars and will be
          achieved through the establishment of a strong, operational,
          ASS for the African statistical renaissance

         The four pillars are:

         1.    To Produce Quality Statistics for Africa;
         2.    To Coordinate the Production of Quality Statistics for
               Africa;
         3.    To Build sustainable Institutional Capacity of the African
               Statistical System; and
         4.    To Inculcate a Culture of Quality Decision-making.
                                   B. Elaboration of the SHaSA
 Expected Outputs and Development Outcomes

        Comparable statistics will be generated to facilitate improved program
         implementation and decision-making in support of the regional integration agenda
         for Africa.

        The adoption of international standards and common methods adjusted to African
         realities ; and

        Better coordination of statistical development efforts and sustained production
         of harmonized statistics to inform policy decisions;

        Facilitate free movement of people and goods and services, harmonized economic
         policies, improved intra African trade flows and greater integration of Africa
         into the global economic system.
             C. Strategy for implementing the 2008 SNA
 SNA is a framework for coherence which allow wealth creation in a country during a
  given period;

 SNA is accepted by all countries as a reference for drawing national accounts;

 2008 SNA was adopted in 39th session of UN Statistical Commission to replace the
  1993 SNA;

 Many African countries find always difficult to implement the various SNA versions
  due to the absence of provision to address African specificities ;

 African countries decided to develop a strategy that involve all ASS;

 It covers a period of 5 years (2010-2014)
           C. Strategy for implementing the 2008 SNA
 Axis 1. Providing the continent with a SNA which is suited to its social an economic
  realities;

 Axis 2. Enhancing ICP-Africa achievements in the sphere of national account;
 Axis 3. Developing an optimal and efficient operational system for the production and
  dissemination of national accounts;

 Axis 4. Building capacities for national accounts production and analysis;
 Axis 5. Scaling up the provision and capacity of primary data for compiling NSDS-
  based national account ;

 Axis 6. Increasing human, material and financial resources;
 Axis 7. Conducting advocacy at all levels of decision-making;
       Monitoring/evaluation and reporting
Recommendations
                                                                 Conclusion
   COMMEND countries that have signed and ratified the African Charter on
    Statistics and call upon those that which have not yet done so to sign and ratify
    it, for it enters into force as soon as possible;
   ADOPT the draft strategy for the harmonization of statistics in Africa (SHaSA) as
    well as strategy for the implementation of 2008 SNA as a strategic pillar, and
    RECOMMEND its consideration and adoption by Heads of State and Government;
   FURTHER CALL UPON Member States, RCEs, AUC, UNECA, AfBD and partners to
    support these initiatives;

   CALL UPON the AUC to strenghten its Statistics function by transforming its
    Statistics Unit into a Department to enabkle it to efficiently play its role in the
    implementation of the SHaSA.
Thank you

								
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