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     Changing the culture: Ethiopia’s commitment to
      dissemination and the multi-media approach

                            By
        Yakob Mudesir Seid (yakobu@ethionet.net)

      Central Statistical Agency, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
                    (http://www.csa.gov.et)


           PARIS21 Steering Committee Meeting
                    November 5, 2008.
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 The CSA has been involved in
       conducting,
       analyzing and
       disseminating various socio-economic and demographic
       surveys

 The office has been serving as the official data source for the country.

 In addition to the annual, bi-annual and ad-hoc surveys, the CSA has
 conducted

 Three Population and Housing Censuses (in 1984 and 1994,2007)
        The Agricultural Census in 2002.
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     Where We Were Before in terms of Data
                 Archive?
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• A Stand alone PC system was used until 2004 at the CSA
and the resource sharing and efficient communication was a
series problem.
• Utilization of 1.44 MB floppy diskettes was considered
the efficient means of transferring files or documents among
professionals.
• In addition, there was no any centralized management of
the system which was hindering the       data security and
management system.
• Little attention was given for meta data documentation
• There was no integration between Micro data and
meta data
•Users dissatisfaction was prevalent
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     THE NEED FOR IMPROVEMENT AND
           ADP’s INTERVENTION
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                 Data Management Framework
                                                     USERS / PRODUCERS NEEDS

     DATA PRODUCTION                      DATA DISSEMINATION                    HARMONIZATION                     COLLABORATION
     Planning, collection,                 Publish Traditional                  Standard formats,              Disseminate and share
     cleaning, processing                        Media,                           comparability,                  knowledge, user-
        Quality Control                     Multimedia, Web                        multilingual                   producer dialog,
                                                                                                                     feedback


                        DATA ARCHIVING                           ACCESS                           ANALYSIS
                      Conversion, Packaging,                 metadata, data &                  Retrieve data for
                          Confidentiality                     documentation                        analysis
                                                             + research tools                   Online Analysis
                                                                                               Technical Support




                                                  DATA MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

     ICT UNIT                                              IT CORE ARCHITECTURE                                          DATA TOOLS

                                    HARDWARE
PROJECT MANAGEMENT             Server, Workstations,
                                                                  TELECOMS                     SOFTWARE             SPECIALIZED SOFTWARE
                                                              Intranet, Internet,       OS, DBMS, Development,         AND GUIDELINES
                                 Laptops, CD/DVD,
                                                            Connectivity, LAN/WAN,      Web, Multimedia, Office,   Toolkit, DevInfo,WinISIS,
                             Scanners, Printers, Backup,
     TRAINING                                                      Security                Statistics, Security    DDP, Nesstar, CSPro, XML,
                                        Tools
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       Specialized Data Management Tools
                       Country Statistical Website
                      On-line access to indicators database,
          Microdata in SPSS, STATA, SAS and other formats (optional),
             On-line analysis of microdata (Nesstar server; optional),
              Searchable document catalog, with documents in PDF
              Other information (contacts, legislation, methods, etc.)

              Web Development and Dissemination Tools
            (SQL server, web server, web development, DDP-Country)

          CD-ROMs                   CD-ROMs                 CD-ROMs

           WinISIS             Data Dissemination            DEVINFO
                                     Toolkit
     Catalog of documents      Documented datasets      Indicators database
     Dublin Core compliant        DDI compliant          (SDMX compliant)
          XML format               XML format            SQL/OLAP format



           Production of                  Data processing / analysis
             Document                                 CsPro
         (reports, manuals,                       STATA/SPSS
        questionnaires, etc)                          Excel
              MS-Word                PCTrade, EpiInfo and other specialized
                Excel               software for data processing and analysis
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The ICT Department is now integrated part of the
organization and has a well defined structure;

CSA staff has been trained in project management
techniques, archiving and dissemination of microdata,
advanced used of CSPro software, XML technologies, and
basic scripting techniques;

A Central Databank has been established for the
microdata and contains today over 5000 data and
documentation files covering about 60 surveys;
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 •   CSA is able to disseminate its statistical information
     through its official website
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•    CD-ROM products have been prepared and a CD
     based electronic dissemination system has been put
     in place
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 •   The EthioInfo database has been finalized and is
     available on CD-ROMs and online;
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 • The ENADA system with its efficient cataloging system
 is set to be available on the internet (50 Surveys are
 loaded in this system)
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 Improved backup System
  •The network system set in place facilitates the back up
  system and these days the CSA is using HP-DL380 G5
  • Tape drives and HP Ultrium data cartridge with a
  capacity of 400 GB
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 •   The price database has been developed and made
     available online
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     FUTURE PLAN
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-Improve the Dissemination System through Dynamic
Web
-Recovering old data available on old tapes and
archiving in the central data bank using the IHSN toolkit
- Harmonizing the data through proper standardization
-Establishment of the Question bank
-Finding an appropriate tool for annonimization
-Implementing the NSDS
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     THANK YOU

				
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