Disseminating Statistical Products at CSA -- Meeting User

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Disseminating Statistical Products at CSA : Meeting User Needs
Yakob Mudesir Seid
[email protected]
Deputy Director General
Central Statistical Agency, Ethiopia
http://www.csa.gov.et
28 April 2011, Paris
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Outline
General Statement About the CSA
Identifying User Needs
Responding to User Needs
The CSA Dissemination Strategy
Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
The CSA Website as a Pivot of the CSA Dissemination Strategy
The ENADA System
The ETHIOINFO
Price Database
GIS
Lesson Learnt and Challenges
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General Statement About CSA
• Mandated to conduct socioeconomic surveys and compile national statistics from
administrative records
•Coordinate the national statistical system (NSS) of the country and be involved in
statistical capacity building activities
•Central data source for the country.
•Since the launching of its Integrated Household Survey Program (IHSP) in the
1980’s, the agency has been able to conduct about 11 different surveys annually
•Annual, bi-annual and ad-hoc survey programs:
• Livestock, Agricultural , Industry ,Household Income/Expenditure , Welfare
Monitoring , Price , Labour Force, DHS etc.
• Population and Housing Censuses (1984, 1994,2007)
• Agricultural Census (2002)
• Consumer Price Index, Price Data, and other indicators
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Identifying User Needs
•User needs were Identified through:
• User Producer Forum
•Users Feed Back
•The following main needs were identified
•Access to Aggregated Data
•Access to Micro Data
•Access to Indicators
•Access to Time Series Data
•Access to Food and Agriculture Related Data
•Better Documentation for Better Utilization of Data
•International Standards for Metadata Documentation
•Access the data from anywhere -Electronic Method of Dissemination
•Application of GIS for Dissemination
•One Stop Shopping Service
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Responding to User Needs
The CSA Dissemination Strategy
Put in place the international standards for
documentation
SDMX, DDI, Dublin Core,
Aggregated data: Freely available
The Annual Agricultural Sample surveys
The Monthly Price Indices
The Quarterly and yearly Business statistics
The Annual Employment and Unemployment surveys
The DHS survey
The Population and Housing Census
The Labour Force Survey.. Etc…
Method of Dissemination
Internet
Hard copy for government institutions and donors
Sell of Publications
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Responding to User Needs
NEW…. Access to Micro data
“The Directive Issued Procedures to Establish
for Accessing Raw Data”
Procedures
The raw data access is administered by the directive set by the
Council of Ministers.
Why do we needed the directives?
Responding to the demand in a more comprehensive manner.
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Clear Guideline for free access of the raw data
All development partners contributed for the survey or
census
All government institutions
Students working on their Masters or PhD
Clear procedure for accessing the raw data by all users
through a legal basis;
Entertain request for raw data for further analysis
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
• The CSA Website as the Pivot of the CSA Dissemination
Strategy(www.csa.gov.et)
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
Disseminate national statistics and monthly CPI figures
Provide access to all documentation and related metadata
for all of its surveys archived in the central data bank
Serve as a portal for other access points for CSA’s data
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ETHIOINFO database
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The ENADA system
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CountrySTAT
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Price database
485,655 hits since November 2009
46,310 hits in March 2011
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
The ENADA system with its efficient cataloging system is set to be
available on the internet (more than 87 surveys)
Support from IHSN/ADP
Technical, Hardware, Training, Remote Support
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
ENADA window to access survey documentation
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
ENADA specific window to access technical documentation of the
selected survey
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
ENADA window to access Survey Reports
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
The Variable Search window of ENADA
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
A window of ENADA for the search result listing surveys
having the requested variable
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
Data value of the selected variable from one of the identified
survey
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
CD-ROM Publishing
 more than 87 surveys archived with IHSN Microdata
Management Toolkit  Metadata available in DDI-XML and
Dublin Core formats
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
• The EthioInfo database containing main MDG indicators
is available on CD-ROMs and online;
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
CountrySTAT
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
The Price Database
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
Geographic Information System (GIS)
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
GIS-Atlas of Ethiopian Rural Economy
• The Atlas of the Ethiopian Rural Economy provides an extensive set of maps at a
disaggregated level of the context within which members of the rural population of
Ethiopia acquire their livelihoods through agriculture
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
GIS-Rural Facilities Atlas
These atlases use the data obtained during the cartographic work for the 2007 population
and housing census. It includes a special distribution of basic facilities in the rural areas of
the country
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Tools Put in Place to Address User Needs
GIS-The Census Atlas
serve as an important and accessible source of spatially disaggregated information on
the demographic makeup, living conditions, and housing characteristics of Ethiopia.
the atlas will contribute to an improved understanding of spatial transformations within
the country, as well as information that informs opportunities for economic growth at a
spatially disaggregated level.
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Lesson Learnt and Challenges
Build on Progress of IT Products
A learning place for African Counterparts
Managing Similar International Standards and Tools
Capacity to manage different tools and applications
Infrastructure Limitations
Manage Change and Fight Resistance within the
Organization
Less emphasis given for documentation, archiving and dissemination by
some professionals
Assuming these activities as an extra activity
The attitude of being close to self
Fear of challenge
Lack of adequate knowledge on new technologies
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Lesson Learnt and Challenges
The Value Add for Improving Quality
The care because it will be disseminated
Focus for inconsistency checks
Focus for harmonization
Focus on standardization
New tool… The Question Bank
The value of users feedback because it is
disseminated
Sustain Progress Through Integrating the Activities within the NSDS
The need for :
Proper Planning
Adequate Budget
Human Resource
Continuous Capacity Building
Emphasis for Survey Documentation
Improve the utilization of data
Improved IT infrastructure
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THANK YOU
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