ECA strengthens statistical cooperation with eight countries of West Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
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In his remarks at the meeting, ECA’s Joseph Foumbi reiterated the statistical cooperation among the ECA, the WAEMU and the National Statistical Institutes of Member countries. Mr. Foumbi notably underlined the institutionalization underway of the statistical focal points of the Office in each Member country of the WAEMU space and its full participation in all the regional meetings on statistics. He also dwelt on the support currently being provided by the ECA to the WAEMU in the framework of setting up its centralized database. Moreover, he took advantage of the meeting to inform the Directors-General of the development of country profiles by the ECA and he sought their genuine collaboration for discussions and data sharing to support this important product of the knowledge of the ECA, the final objective of which aims at supporting the collective efforts of countries to achieving the socio-economic transformation of Africa.