From 27 to 28 May 2005, PARIS21, in collaboration with SADC, held a workshop for the Anglophone countries of Southern Africa. This workshop, held in Livingstone, Zambia, is the first such workshop for this sub-region since 2000 and helped sustain the dialogue among data users, data producers, and statistical partners.
Eleven countries attended the workshop. Each country delegation was composed of directors of national statistical offices and PRSP coordinators. Many countries already have some form of strategic plan in place, so the main objective of the workshop was to help identify the successes and constraints to implementation of these plans; to share experiences; and to assist in finding solutions to any obstacles that may exist.
Countries were invited to draft a ‘roadmap’ of practical steps they will take to enhance the successful implementation of their plans, and donor representatives were asked to consider how they can most effectively support partner countries.