StatCom-Africa/Third/Presentation/Presentation SHaSA 2010_EN

Report
STATCOM -III
Strategy for the Harmonisation of Statistics in
African (SHaSA)
Statistics Division
Economic Affairs Department
Africa Union Commission (AUC)
Content
Introduction
 Priority statistical requirements;
 SHaSA ;
 Implementation mechanism ;
 Mapping exercise;
Progress report; and
 Recommendations
Introduction
 The process of
socio-economic, political and cultural
integration has always been a core concern of African leaders;
 Since 1960 several initiatives and legal frameworks adopted at
the highest level have succeeded to accelerate the integration
process and to ensure its sons and daughters good quality,
economic and social welfare;
 For it to fully succeed and ensure that they achieve their
objectives, it requires not only quality statistical information,
but also harmonized data across time and space in all areas of
African integration.
Priority statistical requirements
 Policy frameworks structuring the African integration process
allows us to highlight three major dimensions of integration,
namely:
 Political integration and regional and continental
governance,
 Economic integration, and
 Social and cultural integration
Priority statistical areas of Priority statistical areas of
integration
Dimensions
Political integration and regional governance
Integration area
Institutional organization
Community funding
Political governance and collective security
Trade integration
Monetary and finance integration
Economic integration
Economic cooperation and partnerships
Transport
Energy
Communication
Environment
Education
Health
Regional and continental citizenship
Social and cultural integration
Culture, Sports and leisure
Women and youths
Human development
Statistical area
Statistical reforms
Autonomous alternative funding
Peace and security
Governance
Foreign trade
Balance of payments
Money and finance
Price indexes
Public finance
National accounts
Investments
Industry
Transport infrastructures
Energy infrastructures
Communication infrastructures
Agriculture
Natural resources
Environmental management and climate change
Education and literacy
Science and technology
Health
Demography
Migration
Tourism
Gender, Employment
Social protection
Human development
Poverty
What is SHaSA?
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SHaSA: continental effort that directly supports the African
integration agenda;
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Objectives:
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Identifying key priority areas of the African integration
process that need to be underpinned by statistics;
Assessing the state of the ASS and various initiatives on
statistical harmonisation; and
Elaborating a continental Strategy for the production and
dissemination of quality harmonised statistics to inform
African development and integration efforts
Jointly prepared by AUC, AfDB and ECA
Strategic themes
Strategic Theme 1: To
Produce Quality Statistics for
Africa
Strategic Theme 2: To
Coordinate the Production of
Quality Statistics for Africa
3- Les difficultés
Reliable and harmonized statistical
information, covering all aspects of
political, economic, social
Strategic Theme 3: To Build
sustainable Institutional
Capacity of the African
Statistical System
Strategic Theme 4: To
Inculcate a Culture of Quality
Decision-making
Strategic Theme 1: To Produce Quality
Statistics for Africa
Strategic
objective 1: To
Expand the
Statistical
Information
Base
Strategic
Strategic
objective 3: To
objective 2: To
Harmonise
Transform
Standards and
existing
Methods of
Statistics for
Statistical
Comparability
Production
Strategic Theme 2: To Coordinate the
Production of Quality Statistics for
Africa
Strategic objective
1: To Strengthen
Cooperation
among
Institutions within
the African
Statistical
System
Strategic
objective 2: To
Establish an
effective
Coordination
Mechanism
Strategic
objective 3: To
Define
Statistical
Priorities to
Implement the
Integration
Agenda
Strategic Theme 3: To Build sustainable
Institutional Capacity of the African
Statistical System
Strategic
objective 1:
To Ensure
the
Autonomy of
Production.
Strategic
objective 2:
To Build
sustainable
statistical
Capacity.
Strategic
objective 3:
To Establish
an effective
technological
Environment
Strategic Theme 4: To Inculcate a Culture
of Quality Decision-making
Strategic objective
1: To Drive
evidence-based
Decisions through
the Use of
Statistics.
Strategic objective
2: To Improve
Communication of
Statistical
Information
No
01
STG
Governance, Peace & Security
Leader
AUC
LC
Composition
Tunisia/Rwanda
ECA, AfDB, ACBF, RECs, MS
Zambia
ECA, AfDB, ACBF, RECs, Afrista
South-Africa
AUC, ECA, AfDB, ACBF, RECs
AUC, ECA, ACBF, RECs, Afrista
Algeria
AUC, ECA, ACBF, RECs, MS
03
04
External Sector (External Trade & Balance
AUC
of Payments)
Money & Finance
AACB
National Accounts & Price Statistics
AfDB
05
Infrastructure, Industries & Tourism
AfDB
06
Public Finance, Private Sector &
Investments
AfDB
07
Science, Technology & Education
AUC
Nigeria
AUC, ECA, ACBF, RECs, MS
08
Demography, Migrations, Health, Human
Development, Social Protection & Gender
UNECA
Ghana/Zimbabwe
AUC, AfDB, ACBF, RECs, Afrista
09
Agriculture, Environment & Natural
Resources
UNECA
Mozambique
AUC, AfDB, ACBF, RECs, FAO,
10
Statistical Training & Capacity Building
,UNECA
ENSEA
AUC, EAC, RECs, MS
11
Informal Sector
Afristat
Cameroon
AUC, AfDB, UNECA, RECs, MS
12
Classification
UNECA
13
Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
UNECA
Maurice/Sénégal
14
African Group on Statistical
Harmonization
AUC
South Africa
02
AUC, ECA, ACBF, RECs, Afrista
AUC, AfDB, Afristat, RECs, MS
AUC, AfDB, Afristat, RECs, MS
AUC, AfDB, Afristat, RECs, MS
The need for mapping!
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Mapping onto SHaSA various ongoing initiatives,
frameworks and strategies:
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Provide a one-stop document of engagement with policy
makers in fostering the statistical and integration agenda;
and
Mapping existing statistical initiatives to support
different integration processes;
Show how each initiative will contribute to the realization
of SHaSA strategic objectives;
Mapping of:
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Statistical governance
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Frameworks and strategies
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Statistical initiatives
A map of statistical governance
A map of statistical principles, frameworks, and
strategies in Africa
Integration areas and existing initiatives: Economic
integration dimension
Integration
area
Trade
Statistical area
Statistical initiative
Wholesale & retail trade, motor
trade, hotels and restaurants
African Strategy for the Implementation of the 2008 System of National Accounts
Balance of payments
Foreign trade
Strategy for the harmonization of International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS)
Prices
Implementation Plan for the International Comparison Program for (ICP-Africa)
Monetary and finance
integration
Currency and finance
Public finance
African Monetary Cooperation Programme
Economic cooperation
and partnerships
National accounts
Investments
African Strategy for the Implementation of the 2008 System of National Accounts
Transport
Transport infrastructures
Infrastructure Statistics
Industry
Manufacturing
African Strategy for the Implementation of the 2008 System of National Accounts
Energy
Energy infrastructures
Infrastructure statistics
Energy
Energy infrastructures
Infrastructure statistics
Integration areas and existing initiatives:
Social and cultural dimension
Integration area
Labour
Education
Statistical area
Labour Statistics
Education and
literacy
Statistical initiative
Labour Market Information System Coordination and Harmonization
Framework
Informal sector
Plan of Action of the Second Decade of Education
STPA (AGROST)
Science and
technology
Health
Health
Regional and continental
citizenship
Demography
Art, culture, sports and leisure
Tourism
Migration
Gender
Women and youths
Human development
CRVS
MDGs
CRVS
2010 Round of PHC
African Strategy for the SNA 2008
Gender statistics
Social protection
Labour Market Information System Coordination and Harmonization
Framework
Human
development
Africa Implementation Plan for of the Global Strategy on Improving
Agricultural Statistics
Poverty
MDGs (Development indicators)
Progress Report on SHaSA
 Create African Group on Harmonisation of Statistics (AGSHa);
 Membership
 Chair: South Africa
 1st Vice Chair: Cote d’Ivoire
 2nd Vice Chair: Uganda
 1st Rapporteur: Egypt
 2nd Rapporteur: Cameroon
 Secretariat: AUC
 Support Partners: UNECA, AfDB & ACBF
 REC partners
 Member States: Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia,
Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, Tunisia, South Africa, Malawi,
Mozambique, Angola, Cameroon, and Congo
Progress Report on SHaSA (cont’d)
 Terms of Reference
 Coordinate development and review of Implementation plan for
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SHaSA;
Coordinate development and review of Implementation
framework for African Charter on Statistics
Coordinate Monitoring and Evaluation of Implementation of
SHaSA and Charter
Peer review
Annual report to Committee of DGs and Ministers of finance,
planning and economic development.
Progress Report on SHaSA (cont’d)
Strategic initiative
Strategic initiative
Strategic objective
Strategic initiative
Strategic objective
Strategic
Theme
Strategic initiative
Strategic objective
Strategic objective
Activities
Key performance
indicators
Timeframe
Responsibility
Progress Report on SHaSA (cont’d)
 Report of various pilars Specialist Groups
 AGROST;
 Labour and Informal Sector (minimum list of indicators,
Action Plan and harmonized questionnaire on
employment adopted and );
 National Account;
 Infrastructure and knowledge programme;
 Action Plan for the Second Decade of Education;
 Trade statistics;
 Agriculture;
 CRVS;
 Development indicators;
 Etc.
Recommendations
 Specialised technical groups to align work programme to
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SHaSA strategy template ;
StatCom/CoDG to agree on lead countries for specialized
technical groups ;
StatCom/CoDG to adopt Action Plan of SHaSA ;
StatCom/CoDG to consider progress report ;
Ministers Conference to endorse progress report on SHaSA
RECs to incorporate SHaSA in regional strategy;
Countries to incorporate SHaSA in NSDS;
AGSHa to monitor, report and evaluate the Implementation
of SHaSA.
Thank you for your kind
attention!
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