Better data for better lives: harnessing modern technology to enhance national statistical systems
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This paper focuses on the African statistics day 18 November 2015 on the theme of better data for better lives: harnessing modern technology to enhance national statistical systems. National statistical systems are playing a critical role in generating statistics needed for decision-making. New technologies and strengthened national statistical systems enable the development of informed policies and allow decision makers to take better, evidence-based decisions that positively impact people’s welfare and eventually result in better lives.