Strengthened statistical capacities for informing evidence based policy formulation, implementation and monitoring at all levels

Description

The project objectives include the following: Supporting the update and implementation of the National Strategy for the development of statistics; assessing and strengthening the capacities of  relevant planning, M&E units and statistical offices to produce quality and timely national statistics at central and decentralized levels; supporting the regular updates of GamInfo and the development of Labour Market Information Systems (LMIS).

Further interventions will include supporting annual partcipatory statistical forum and other fora for the establishment of country-owned knowledge system nodes at all levels. Studies will also be conducted to examine the drivers of growth and linkages between growth, poverty and inequality at all levels.

Accomplishments

The skills of the 30 staff of government and non-government enhanced on updating of Gam-Info database. The first draft Demographic Health Survey (DHS) report is available. Labor Force Survey Report 2011 is available and is being utilized for establishment of Labor Management Information System (LMIS) in the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Employment (MOTIE). From two day national providers/user’s forum, an action plan was developed for managing key sectoral data as well as solving data gaps and challenges and improved data management coordination. A study on growth drivers and their impact on poverty & equality is available. 60 Village Agriculture Development Promoters (VADPs) from 6 regions were trained on Country STAT. Capacity of the DOA staff enhanced on the data collection, analysis and reporting skills and availability of software and equipment facilitated the staff to independently conduct the survey. Currently the analysis of the National Agriculture Sample Survey is being conducted by the staff and report is expected to publish in next year February.

Finances



The total project budget is $1,145,000, funded by UNDP. Delivery in 2013 was 89.62%

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