Strategy for the Harmonization of Statistics in Africa 2017-2026 (SHaSA 2)
SHaSA 2 aims to serve as a practical tool for producers and users of statistical data, including statisticians, decision-makers (i.e. those in governments, ministries, central banks, etc.) and institutions in charge of planning, forecasting and programming.
The main objective of SHaSA 2 is to enable the African Statistical System to generate timely, reliable, and harmonized statistical information covering all the aspects of inclusive and sustainable development based on the four components, the: (i) environmental dimension, (ii) social dimension, (iii) economic dimension, and (iv) cultural and political dimension.
The document provides general information on the scope of the integration process and on sustainable and inclusive development in Africa. It also summarizes the various initiatives that have been undertaken at national, regional, continental, and international levels, to promote the production of harmonized and quality statistical information both internationally and, most importantly, in Africa.