United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Friday extolled Rwanda’s years of consistent efforts in developing and strengthening its statistical system and improving the quality of official statistics.

The central African country has used international principles and recommendation to formulate the National Strategy for Development of Statistics for the period of 2014/15-2018/19 towards improved data and statistics, the ECA said in a statement on Friday.

In economic statistics, Rwanda has made tremendous progress in the production and dissemination of statistics to help validate gross domestic product estimates, and it has also worked with development partners, including our African Centre for Statistics, to continuously build the technical capacity of its staff members.

ECA has urged national statistical offices to continuously review the methodologies including identifying new data sources for areas where critical data may be lacking.

ECA says it is committed to supporting member states to improve and adhere to internationally accepted statistical norms and standards, including reviewing the robustness of the statistical system in order to continue producing reliable, quality and timely statistics. Enditem

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