ICP-Africa objectives M. Mubila African Development Bank
ICP-Africa Aims: • to strengthen Countries in the collection of statistical data for generating PPPs for cross-country economic comparisons • to meet the urgent demand for reliable and timely data to support the monitoring of progress on the MDGs., PRSs, the NEPAD
ICP-Africa Country Specific Elements • establishing the greatest possible synergy between the ICP data collection efforts and routine national statistical programs • strengthening institutional capacity through technical and managerial training and assistance
ICP-Africa Country Specific Elements • providing financial, technical and material assistance, including hardware and software for data collection, verification, and processing, • promoting the use of data for policy making and monitoring of progress.
ICP-Africa: Sub-regional Level • to assist the SROs in building up their internal capabilities for planning, executing and monitoring surveys in order to help countries. • Four (4) SROs - AFRISTAT, COMESA, ECOWAS and SADC – have been selected to assist NSOs in ICP activities.
ICP-Africa: Participating Countries • 48 out of 53 countries are confirmed participants • 47 countries have started data collection • 5 countries not participating (Algeria, Eritrea, Libya, Somalia and Seychelles) • One country (Ethiopia) preparing
ICP Partners • ADB(staff & consultants) • SROs: AFRISTAT, COMESA, ECOWAS, SADC • All participating countries • International partners: The World Bank; INSEE-France; ONS-UK; Others
INSEE-France ONS-UK Tunisia, Morocco, Libya Countries Countries Others World Bank
Main activities (Price statistics) • Launching nationwide price collection • Collecting internationally comparable data • Enhancing international exchange of experiences • Integration of CPI & ICP ICP Africa:
Main activities (National accounts and oth.) • Assist countries to implement SNA93 • Disaggregating GDP expenditures • Comparing expenditure data internationally • Enhancing international comparability of data • GDP breakdown methodology - seminar in September 2005 ICP Africa:
Main Activities (Capacity Building) • Supporting countries to design NSDS • Support the implementation of NSDS
Status of Implementation • Countries have started submitting price data • Sub-regional Workshops on Data Quality Control have been organised • Addis Ababa Workshop to brief consultants for NSDS
The way forward • Long term perspective: • ICP as integrated part of national statistical work-programme
Sources of Finance for ICP-Africa (2004-2007) • ADB: $28.17 million • The World Bank • DFID • ACBF • Norad-Norway • Indian Trust Fund