PARIS21, the African Development Bank (ADB), and the UNECA organised a briefing session for Africa-based, English-speaking consultants on 8-11 August 2005 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The objective of this training session was to present the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) approach so that the consultants will be better informed on how to advise countries preparing their NSDS. Each country will lead its own NSDS process and will decide if they need to call on the services of a consultant.
A similar exercise also took place for French-speaking consultants in a two-part meeting held in Dakar in April 2005, for Africa-based consultants and in Paris in June 2005 for European-based, French-speaking consultants.
The selection of consultants participating in this session has been made by a group of PARIS21 Steering Committee members, including the ADB. Participation in the session does not imply that the session convenors will hire the consultants.