The EFTA Statistical Office (ESO) has published the findings of its Sector Review of the Information Technology in official statistics in Namibia. The aim of IT Sector Reviews is to check with IT experts on the appropriateness of IT infrastructure in National Statistical Offices to ensure that they are able to fulfil their mandate. A panel of international experts travelled to Windhoek from 1 to 4 August 2022 on request of the Namibia Statistics Agency and the report is based on the discussions they had and presentations they received before, during and after the mission.
This review is one of ESO’s activities within the field of statistical cooperation with third countries on behalf of the EFTA Member States. Namibia is one of EFTA’s free trade partners through the Free Trade Agreement with the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).
The Sector Review was conducted by a team consisting of Mr Rune Gløersen and Mr Kristian Lønø (both from Statistics Norway), Ms Mira Nikic and Ms Aleksandra Skoko (both from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia), and Mr Volker Täube (EFTA). The review was conducted in cooperation with the managers and staff of the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA).
The main findings of the review include for NSA to aim for more harmonised IT solutions and standardised and centralised systems that can improve the consistency of statistics produced.
The expert panel thanks its colleagues from Namibia’s National Statistics Agency for their constructive collaboration in this endeavour.
Report on the IT Sector Review.
News item on the IT Sector Review.
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