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SADC Regional Strategy for Development of Statistics – An Overview . By Ackim Jere SADC Secretariat Gaborone, Botswana Regional Workshop on “Better Dialogue on Statistics for Better Development Results” for SADC , Maputo, Mozambique, 14-15 October 2013. OUTLINE. Introduction
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Regional Workshop on “Better Dialogue on Statistics for Better Development Results” for SADC , Maputo, Mozambique, 14-15 October 2013
Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
SADC established at the Summit of Heads of State and Government on 17 August 1992 in Windhoek, Namibia.
SADC one of 8 Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in Africa duly recognized by African Union Commission.
SADC currently composed of 15 member states, namely, Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
SADC’s Ultimate Goal: Eradication of poverty and improvement of the well being of the people of the region through regional integration and cooperation.
Key Compelling factors for New Strategy Development included:
RSDS Approved by SADC Council in February 2013, Maputo, Mozambique
Six Main Strategic Themes
1 - Widen the scope and range of available regional statistical data and indicators
2 - Increase comparability and quality of prioritised regional statistics;
3 - Improve services to users and promote wider use of regional statistics;
4 - Strengthen stakeholder partnerships and coordination of the SADC Regional Statistical System (SRSS);
5 - Harness the latest innovations in Information, Communications, and Technology for statistical development in the region; and
6 - Promote statistical capacity building in the region
Theme 5 and ObjectivesStrategic Theme 5:Harness State of the art innovations in Information, Communications, and Technology development in the region
The Proposed Regional Statistical Programme is an integral part of the Strategy.
Key components of institutional framework for implementation of the Strategy will include: Council of Ministers, SADC Statistics Committee and its Technical Committee/Task Forces; Secretariat and Focal Points
Monitoring, evaluation and reporting considered important aspects of Strategy implementation process.
M & E framework mechanism proposed for Strategy implementation through mainly the following aspects: