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The ‘Regional Workshop on National Strategy for the Development of Statistics’ (NSDS) was held in Lusaka, Zambia in March 2022, organised by COMESA Secretariat.  Its purpose was to strengthen the capacity of African national statistical systems to support development goals through implementing well-designed, sector inclusive NSDSs.  37 African Development Fund countries participated, as well as regional and global organisations.

The workshop covered the following subjects:

Understanding emerging data requirements in the context of new development agendas

National statistics systems as part of a wider international statistical system

NSDS in context of wider statistical frameworks

Data revolution for sustainable development

Advanced Data Planning Tool (ADAPT) by PARIS21

An Acacia Consulting staff member made presentations, acted as rapporteur and prepared the workshop report.