Agricultural Statistics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Differences in Institutional Arrangements and their Impacts on Agricultural Statistics Systems. A Synthesis of Four Country Case Studies

October 2, 2008 - Author: Valerie Kelly and

IDWP 95.  Valerie Kelly and Cynthia Donovan. 2008. Agricultural Statistics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Differences in Institutional Arrangements and their Impacts on Agricultural Statistics Systems. A Synthesis of Four Country Case Studies. (This is the complete paper comprising the 5 components listed below.)


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
A major push supporting improved data collection and analysis is required if African
countries are to successfully design and implement results-based Poverty Reduction Strategy
Programs (PRSP) and the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Program
(CAADP) being promoted by the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD).
Over the years there have been many initiatives to build statistical capacity in Africa. Many
problems have plagued these efforts, including inadequate funding and the stop-go
phenomenon. Recently the World Bank and development partners began a major new
commitment to support Africa-wide improvements in statistical data through the Accelerated
Data Program for Africa (ADP). It is hoped that this program will be more successful than
previous programs by placing countries at the center of the program and building on the
PRSP process.

Tags: aglc (rwanda and burundi), cross-country, idwp, mali, mozambique, zambia


Related Topic Areas

Cross-country, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Zambia, AGLC


Authors

Cynthia Donovan

Cynthia Donovan
517-432-2664
donovanc@msu.edu

Valerie A. Kelly

Valerie A. Kelly
kelly@msu.edu


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