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Assessing the National Statistical System in Egypt

19
February
2016
Egypt

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century Program (PARIS21) and the African Development Bank have established a multi-organization team coordinated by PARIS21 upon the request of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). With a number of program consultants, the team carried out a technical needs assessment of the Egyptian Statistical System from 11 to 17 September 2015.

The mission focused on three main areas:  Institutional and legal issues; economic statistics; and social statistics. Draft conclusions and recommendations were presented to CAPMAS senior management in the presence of Egyptian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ashraf Al-Arabi. The assessment report, which will serve as basis for the first strategy for the development of Statistics for Egypt, was prepared and discussed in a national workshop undertaken on 12-13 January 2016 in the presence of a large audience of about 120 participants from national stakeholders.