Consultative Meeting: Data Collection and the Compilation of Country and Regional Profiles in Southern Africa
Thursday, September 8, 2016 to Friday, September 9, 2016
Lusaka, Zambia

The consultative meeting seeks to review draft country and regional profiles for 2016, and discuss the data collection processes that feed into the production of these profiles and into the ECA Databank.

A review of the draft country profiles for Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius, Swaziland and South Africa as well as the quarterly updates on; Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe will be the main focus of the discussions.
The overall aim of the two day meeting (8-9 September 2016) will be to improve the quality of the CPs, validate the analyses of the profiles and review the proposed structure and content of the regional profile.

Participants will include; senior officials from SADC member State NSOs, statistics divisions of the SADC and COMESA Secretariats, Ministries of Finances, Central Banks, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, ECA, UN agency representatives in Zambia, academics and researchers among others.