Good data helps African countries to make best development policy decisions


The eighth meeting of the Statistical Commission for Africa will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 24-28 October 2022 under the theme “Modernizing data ecosystems in Africa to support regional Integration”.
Data and statistics are the lifeblood of development planning. Reliable statistics and analysis boost effective implementation of development programmes to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Accurate, high quality, timely, disaggregated and accessible data enhances development planning by providing useful and understandable information critical in knowing the development metrics of a country. Owing to lack of capacity and poor investment, many countries in Africa are challenged by inadequate data and insufficient statistical analysis to make data driven policy decisions to support social and economic development.
The eighth meeting of the Statistical Commission for Africa will bring participants from across Africa including Heads of national statistical offices, statisticians, geoinformation system experts, information and communications technology experts, academia, research institutions, regional and international development partners as well as observers from intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.