Towards high quality growth and structural transformation in the eastern Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
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Today, our continent celebrates the African Statistics Day on the theme, Quality Data to support African Progress. The theme was chosen to draw attention to the importance of quality statistics for evidence-based decision making in all aspects of socio-economic development processes. African Statistics Day was adopted in May 1990 by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) conference of African ministers responsible for planning and economic development, to be celebrated each year in order to “increase public awareness about the important role which statistics play in all aspects of social and economic life” of our countries and in Africa.