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SADC Harmonised Consumer Price Indices (HCPI) October 2020

The SADC Region registered annual inflation rate of 45.5% in December 2020 compared to December 2019 as measured by the HCPI. Month on Month inflation rate registered an increase of 2.2% in December 2020 compared to November more

Feb-2021Tulimegameno Amutenya

Exploring the use of earth observation and data science for agricultural statistics to complement the census dataset: Case study for Namibia Statistics Agency


Agriculture is the backbone of human life, it enables for food security, health and economy. Yet, many countries in Africa suffer from poor accessibility to agriculture data which is crucial for policy makers and farmers. Half of Namibia’s population depend on agricultural activities, for as their main more

Jan-2021AfDB, AUC and ECA

The African Statistical Yearbook 2020

The 11th African Statistical Yearbook has been jointly published by the African Development Bank African Union and the UN Economic Commission for more

Jan-2021Ania Calderon

Why data literacy is a key skill for public servants

This article is written by Ania Calderon, Executive Director, Open Data Charter and one of Apolitical’s 100 most influential people in digital government, more


African Trade Statistics 2020 Yearbook

The African Trade Statistics Yearbook was prepared by African Union Institute for Statistics (STATAFRIC) of African Union Commission (AUC) using data provided AU Member States’ National Statistical Offices, Customs Authorities or their institutions responsible for the production and dissemination of trade more


Second edition of the Labour Migration statistics in Africa report

Jointly published by the African Union Commission and Joint Labour Migration Programme partners (ILO, IOM, UNECA), the Second edition of the Labour Migration statistics in Africa report was virtually launched on 29 September more


Second round of the global COVID -19 survey of national statistical offices

On Monday, 17 August 2020, the UNSD and the World Bank’s Development Data Group, in coordination with the five UN regional commissions, released the results of the second round of a global online survey to monitor the impact of the coronavirus crisis on National Statistical Offices (NSOs) more

Oct-2020Edem Kludza

Highlights of the Statistical capacity development in Africa: Progress report 2019-2020

The African statistical system has achieved significant improvements in recent years. In spite of that progress, the provision of high-quality statistics in most African countries remains a challenge owing to the vulnerability of national statistical systems, especially in transitional more


Highlights of the SADC Harmonised Consumer Price Indices (HCPI) - July 2020

This was the hundred and third issue in series since the launch of news releases on SADC HCPI initiative. It provides updates up to July 2020 on HCPI for SADC Member more

Oct-2020Edem Kludza

Highlights of the Progress Report on the Africa Programme for Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

The Africa Programme on Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems was launched in 2012 at the second session of the Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil more

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