Message from the director


We are delighted to launch the new digital African Statistical Newsletter as part of the African Centre for Statistics' modernisation programme urged by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new digital newsletter will help us ensure contents are more accessible to our readers through computer, phone, or tablet and from anywhere you have access to the Internet.

The digital version will also enable people with visual impairments to use screen reading software or software that translates content into languages other than English or French.

More importantly, a key benefit of putting our much-loved content online is that we will be able to provide you with news and events faster – keeping you more informed of everything that is happening in statistics across the continent.

The site will be the home of statistical and data news and events across Africa and the best place to visit to keep informed with the latest studies, innovations and learning opportunities to improve our important work.

It will continue to supplement the African Statistical Journal of the African Development Bank's efforts, providing a platform for sharing knowledge and information about statistical methodologies and their application to solving practical problems – using the power of data to improve lives across the continent.

A PDF version for printing will still be made available – but as more people choose to read online, this will eventually be phased out. PDFs formats will be published on their section of the new website's homepage for easy downloading.

To ensure it meets its full potential, the African Centre for Statistics calls upon readers to continue providing us with your stories and letting us know about events you are hosting or attending. We are also calling on readers to give feedback and what they think of the new site.

Stories and feedback can be sent to us by email at You can also write to us at P.O. Box 3001, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia or contact us by phone on +251-11-544 4553.

Don’t forget to add it to your browser’s “bookmarks” or “favourites” section. You can even make it your homepage by changing your browser settings.

On behalf of the whole team, I wish you bonne lecture.