African Statistics Day 2015


African Statistics Day 2015
Better data for better lives: harnessing modern technology to enhance national statistical systems
18 November 2015
All Member States,

Every year, on 18 November, African countries celebrates the African Statistics Day (ASD) with the objective of raising public awareness about the importance of statistics in economic and social development and in preserving the environment. This day provides the opportunity for each country in evaluating its achievements and in monitoring the progress in its development trajectory as well as in measuring the progress in global development goals. The year 2015 will witness the endorsement of the sustainable development goals.

We are pleased to inform you that the selected theme for the ASD in this year, 2015 is “Better data for better lives: Harnessing modern technology to enhance national statistical systems”


For your feedback and further inquiries kindly contact:  Mr. Joseph Tinfissi ILBOUDO,
Chief of Statistical Development Section of African Centre for Statistics (ACS) using  or +251-11-544 5533



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1. English poster

2. French poster

3. Arabic poster

4. Statistics Media Advisory (English)

5. Statistics Media Advisory (ARABIC)


 History of Official Statistics in Africa :  A timeline visualization