DESA’s Statistics Division is coordinating the review in Addis Ababa on 11 April- 8 May
The evaluation is arranged by DESA’s Statistics Division as part of the regional project to strengthening the capacity to analyze, present and disseminate census data.
The staff of the Central Statistical Agency (CSA) of Ethiopia will work closely with national and international experts during this period to look into four selected topics of importance – fertility, mortality, housing and elderly. After three weeks’ intensive research, they are expected to produce an analytical report for each topic.
For more information: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/default.htm
Implementing the System of National Accounts 2008 in the African region
DESA’s Statistics Division will organize the seminar together with the UN Economic Commission for Africa, African Development Bank and the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa on 11-15 April
The System of National Accounts, 2008 (2008 SNA) is an updated version of the System of National Accounts, 1993 (1993 SNA). It is the fifth version, the first of which was published over fifty years ago, and it was prepared under the auspices of the Inter-Secretariat Working Group on National Accounts. This working group consists of five organizations: the Statistical Office of the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, DESA’s Statistics Division and the regional commissions of the UN Secretariat and the World Bank. The 2008 SNA is published jointly by these five organizations.
The seminar will be hosted by the African Centre for Statistics at the ECA, with the purpose of assisting the African Group on National Accounts in applying the regional implementation programme of the 2008 SNA and supporting economic statistics. The objective is to develop national implementation programmes for the compilation of comparable economic statistics and national accounts for countries in Africa to monitor the integration of their economies. The regional programme is part of the global implementation plan for the 2008 SNA and supporting statistics.
For more information: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/default.asp