NPA Commits to Support UBOS in Implementation of National Statistical Dev’t Plan

The National Planning Authority (NPA), a body mandated to provide comprehensive economic development plans for the country, has said it will extend support to the Uganda National Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) in implementing the Plan for National Statistical Development (PNSD) for the FY2020/21- 2024/2025.

Plan for National Statistical Development is a frame work for strengthening statistical capacity, determining and addressing vast user needs and ordinary efforts to generate reliable Statistics in Uganda.

Officiating at the launch of the PNSD in Kampala on Friday, Prof Pamela Mbabazi Kasabiiti, the Board Chair NPA, noted that there is need for joint effort between the Authority, other Government Agencies, Ministries as well as people in the private sector and UBOS to ensure proper planning.

“Statistics and data are so important because without reliable Statistics to guide policy and decision making, managing our economy would be hard (next to impossible) because if you can’t measure it then you can’t manage it,” Mbabazi said.

She said that as National Planning Authority, they will continue working with UBOS in progress monitoring and in realization of the National aspirations especially NDP3.

Adekemi Ndieli, the Acting UN Women Representative in Uganda, revealed that statistical data is of great importance especially in advancing women rights “because whatever is being planned for them, there is a need to have figures.”

“UN Women in partnership with UBOS has also supported sustainable advocacy for gender statistics and increased acceptability and use of Gender data among key stake holders like Government, Civil Society Organizations and development Partners,” Ndieli said.

The launch of the Plan for National Statistical Development climaxed the week-long activities marking the International Statistics day held every 19th November.

 

 

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