WB Supports Ethiopia's Data System

Sep 28 , 2019

The World Bank closed a 15-million-dollar, five-year project that aimed at modernising the statistical data recording of the country. Dubbed the Statistics for Results Facilities, the project built six offices buildings and developed information technology infrastructure supporting data collection and analysis in Adama, Mekelle, Hawassa, Bahir Dar, Ambo, Dessie and Addis Abeba. The new office buildings, which will house the Central Statistical Agency, incorporates conference and training rooms in addition to libraries. "The project will contribute to the modernisation of the work process and to make reliable information available in a timely manner," said Biratu Yigezu, director general of the Agency. In addition, trainings have been conducted to develop the human resources of the Agency.



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