Objective of the meeting: Discuss mechanisms for coordinating statistical programs and activities with a view to enhancing and sustaining the effectiveness of technical assistance to African countries, with a specific focus on national strategies, capacity building, price and national accounts statistics.

Participating organisations: PARIS21, World Bank, IMF, African Development Bank, UN Economic Commission for Africa.

Results: In line with the Marrakech Action Plan for Statistics, participants agreed on the need to lay the groundwork to facilitate coordination of all statistical capacity building programs and take forward the recommendations of the first meeting of the Forum for African Statistical Development (FASDEV), which took place in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, in May 2004. They requested ECA to convene a second meeting of FASDEV, no later than the end of 2005.


List of Participants