Making every woman and man count: Engendering statistics for better development outcomes
African Statistics Day (ASD) is celebrated every year on 18 November. This event was initiated in 1990 by the Subsidiary Body of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the Joint African Conference of Planners, Statisticians, and Demographers.
The day is celebrated each year in order to increase awareness about the important role statistics play in all aspects of social and economic development of in Africa.
CountrySTAT CountrySTAT is a web-based dynamic framework for capacity-building and dissemination of official statistics on food and agriculture at the national and subnational levels. It has been successfully implemented in 21 African countries and has a direct impact on farmer’s living conditions.
Global strategy to improve agricultural and rural statistics The initiative to develop the global strategy came as a response to the declining quantity and quality of agricultural statistics. The global strategy will also address the emerging data requirements posed by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), mainly on biofuels, global warming, the environment and food security.