DESA News Vol. 13, No. 05 May 2009

Technical cooperation

Manufacturing statistics for African countries

Workshop in Lusaka, Zambia from 4-7 May to increase statistical capacity building in the region

The main purpose of this workshop is to initiate a programme for the development of comprehensive and comparable manufacturing statistics for African countries. As a first step in this programme, the workshop will review the state of manufacturing statistics in participating African countries including scope, definitions, measurement and methodology used in the compilation of manufacturing statistics.

The workshop relates to the framework of the project "Strengthening statistical capacity building in support of progress towards the Internationally Agreed Development Goals in the Southern African Development Community region", while reaching out to other countries in the region as well.

The meeting is organized by DESA’s Statistics Division in collaboration with the Central Statistical Office (CSO) of Zambia, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

For more information: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/industry/meetings/eca2009