The African Statistical Community brings together practitioners and other persons concerned with producing and using African statistics. It is a forum where all the actors - central and local government officials and political authorities, researchers, academics, NGOs, activists and donors - can share their knowledge, perspectives and solutions.
The following 12 issues were discussed by the community based on questions from members. Summaries of the discussions are attached.
Use of mobile technologies for data collection.
The consolidated Reply presents the compilation of responses of members to a query from Amegashie Freeman Komi Akolly on experiences of using mobile technologies for collecting data.
Ensuring census data collection quality.
This document is a consolidate reply to the Query " Ensuring census data collection quality" posed by Isaac Manchou NJIEMOUN.
Informal Cross Border Trade (ICBT) in Africa.
This consolidated report presents the existing practices of and methodological options for measuring ICBT in Africa. It also discusses the challenges and possible measures in measuring ICBT in Africa. It is a response to the query from Samba KANOUTE.
A mechanism to make statistical data more accessible.
The query from Issoufou Seidou Sanda on ‘A mechanism to make statistical data more accessible’ raised an important issue of using a decentralized approach to make statistical data more accessible to professionals.
e-discussion on African data revolution.
Presents summaries of discussions, related resources, and full responses of the e-discussion on data revolution guest moderated by Steve Glovinsky.
Public demand for civil registration and vital statistics.
The Consolidated Reply presents summary of responses, recommended resources, and full responses of members to the query “Public demand for civil registration and vital statistics” from Gloria W Mathenge.
Leveraging the power of GIS in NSO.
This consolidated reply is based on the query posed by Papa Djibril BA on leveraging the power of GIS in NSO which also include comparative experiences from Cape Verde, Guinea, Togo and Nigeria including resources recommended by members.
Official statistics and other statistics.
This consolidated reply provides the responses of community members on the query 'Official statistics and other statistics' posed by CHENAIS and consists of some examples and references including comparative experiences from selected countries like Morocco, South Africa and Uganda.
Fragile states and SDGs.
This consolidated reply provides the responses, comparative experiences and related resources for the query on fragile states and SDGs received from Albina Andrew Chuwa.
For Comments: Programme Document for the Implementation of the African Data Revolution.
Provides the consolidated reply for the For Comments requested on the programme document for implementing the African Data Revolution consisting of responses, comments, comparative experiences and related resources.
How should national statistical systems assess quality of data before release- Experiences, Advice.
This consolidated reply consists of the responses for the query on how national statistical offices assess the quality of data they produce before they release them including the comparative experiences and relevant resources shared by members. It was posed by Amegashie Freeman Komi Akolly.
Establishment of the Statistical Institute of the African Union.
The document captures the responses and other resources for the query posed by GAPTO MAI MOUSSA, a member from the African Union Commission on the establishment of the Statistical Institute of the African Union (STATAFRIC).