Report on the working group on public sector statstics : Addis Ababa, 16- 20 Nov. 1970
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Th3 meeting opened \Tith an address delivered by Mr. V.L. Booksr Chief of the ECA Statistics Division who explained that the Executive Secretary of the Commission had be;n unable to attend. In his address, Mr. Booker stressed the importance of the public sector in African countries and the urgent need for a set of relevant data which were comprehersive, timely, comparable and easy to understand. Th;-:- current lack of international comparability was also stressed and th-: consequent difficulties experienced by the 3CA secretariat in undertaking meaningful regional studies- It was pointed out that the object of the meeting was to promote international co-ordination and development of public sector statistics within the general framework of the revised UN System of National Accounts but that the forking Group should determine the best means for interpreting the inter national recommendations having r^drd to African conditions.