Database dissemination at the Regional level Af DB

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Database dissemination at the Regional level (Af. DB) B. Kokil Manager, Economic & Social

Database dissemination at the Regional level (Af. DB) B. Kokil Manager, Economic & Social Statistics Division Statistics Department, Chief Economist Complex 27 October 2009

Background n The Bank as a centre of knowledge n Data at the core

Background n The Bank as a centre of knowledge n Data at the core of the results agenda n Management of time series data n Data dissemination at regional level n Conclusion and way forward Statistics Department (ESTA)

The Bank as a centre of knowledge __________________________ __ n ECON STANDING PUBLICATIONS n

The Bank as a centre of knowledge __________________________ __ n ECON STANDING PUBLICATIONS n Research: n African Economic Outlook (AEO) n n Special Theme : African Development Report (ADR) n Special theme: Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Development in African Development Review (ADRv) n African Competitiveness Report (ACR) n Development research Briefs n Statistics Department (ESTA)

The Bank as a centre of knowledge (cont’d) ___________________ n Statistical Publications: n n

The Bank as a centre of knowledge (cont’d) ___________________ n Statistical Publications: n n n n n African Statistical Yearbook (Af. DB/UNECA/AUC) Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators for African Countries Compendium of Statistics on Bank Group Operations ADB Statistics Pocketbook The Wall Chart on MDGs African Statistical Journal Cross-Country Comparison of Incomes, Output and Price Levels in Africa MDG Report on Africa (Af. DB/UNECA/AUC) Web-dissemination - Development Data Platform n Facilitate access to development data on Africa Statistics Department (ESTA)

Af. DB Results Agenda ________________________________________ n ADF X financing (2005 -2007) n n Performance

Af. DB Results Agenda ________________________________________ n ADF X financing (2005 -2007) n n Performance based country allocations n n Need for reliable data to monitor performance Growing demand for results n n n Providing 3 bn UA interest-free credits and grants for programs aimed at boosting economic growth and improving living conditions in 40 ADF eligible countries Embodied in MDGs, Monterrey, ADF Results Monitoring Framework Key Instrument: RB-CSP n n strong orientation for achieving realistic and measurable outcomes strong statistical, monitoring & evaluation framework Statistics Department (ESTA)

Indicators Support for Strengthening National Periodicity Statistical Systems National Accounts Prices, agricultural statistics etc

Indicators Support for Strengthening National Periodicity Statistical Systems National Accounts Prices, agricultural statistics etc Other Data Gaps: Project Specific Surveys Statistics Department (ESTA) Year etc. Building Sound M&E frameworks; Statistical Cycle in Project Cycle

Centrality of Data _____________________________________ n n Data at the core of the results agenda

Centrality of Data _____________________________________ n n Data at the core of the results agenda Good statistics necessary for measuring progress or developing effective policies and programs to reduce poverty. n Good statistics essential for measuring the effectiveness of donors’ policies & development assistance. n Good statistics foster good governance Statistics Department (ESTA)

Data Challenges __________ n n n Many RMCs lack capacity to provide timely &

Data Challenges __________ n n n Many RMCs lack capacity to provide timely & good quality statistics Official statistics are generally public goods financed by governments Inadequate funding for statistics at country level n Due to lack of prioritization and/or funding capacity. Need for additional external financial assistance and coordination between donors ADB statistical capacity building program to assist countries, 2009 -10 Statistics Department (ESTA)

Data Platform Time Series Data Dissemination Statistics Department (ESTA)

Data Platform Time Series Data Dissemination Statistics Department (ESTA)

Data Sources Macro economi c data DP Sectoral data Social data Working Central Sectoral

Data Sources Macro economi c data DP Sectoral data Social data Working Central Sectoral data Data Collection Phase DCS phase Statistics Department (ESTA) Use phase

What is DP ? – DP Framework Setup dimensions values Topic Pages Sectoral data

What is DP ? – DP Framework Setup dimensions values Topic Pages Sectoral data Social Upload data Derivations & Aggregations Upload metadata Reports Macro Intranet Working Database Dp Intranet server Maps Ext. sect Satellite DBs Internet Working Database Dp Internet server Data transfer To working DB Data Collection System (DCS) Data Platform (DP) Statistics Department (ESTA) Charts

What is DP ? – User Functions Ø Explore data and retrieve information needed

What is DP ? – User Functions Ø Explore data and retrieve information needed Ø Create Reports in the form of: n n n Tables Charts Maps Queries Web Pages Ø Create Custom indicators Ø Share data and make information more accessible Statistics Department (ESTA)

Benefits of DP ? n n n n standardization of data processes (Metadata) Improve

Benefits of DP ? n n n n standardization of data processes (Metadata) Improve on data quality Data available dynamically on the intranet & the internet (data consistency), data not static Communication, Create awareness of NSO as a knowledge institution Easy data publishing, save on adhoc reports, increase efficiency Empower users to prepare their own reports Easy to use (No installation) Secure access Statistics Department (ESTA)

Regional Database & dissemination Statistics Department (ESTA)

Regional Database & dissemination Statistics Department (ESTA)

Regional database & dissemination Af. DB, AU and UNECA are working together to develop

Regional database & dissemination Af. DB, AU and UNECA are working together to develop a common database and a Statistical Yearbook The 1 st edition was published in April 2009 Work on the 2 nd edition will start soon The contribution of NSOs is important to ensure country ownership Questionnaires will be sent to countries for completion and a data validation workshop will be organised Statistics Department (ESTA)

Conclusions and way forward Data archiving: n Support to countries to put in place

Conclusions and way forward Data archiving: n Support to countries to put in place data archiving tools Time series data dissemination: n n Support regional institutions to use the DP (Afristat, WAMI…) Customise the DP to fit specific needs Data management dissemination systems n n MDGs: DEVINFO Agriculture: COUNTRYSTAT Regional database & Yearbook n n Questionnaires to be finalised and be sent to countries Data cleaning and validation workshop in February 2010. Statistics Department (ESTA)

Database development, archiving, and dissemination Thank you Statistics Department (ESTA)

Database development, archiving, and dissemination Thank you Statistics Department (ESTA)