UNECA AND PARIS21 IN BOTSWANA FOR MID-TERM REVIEW OF THE BOTSWANA STRATEGY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF STATISTICS AND THE STATISTICS BOTSWANA STRATEGIC PLANS (2015-2020)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A four man team from UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa) and Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) was here from 20-24 November to evaluate and review progress in implementation of the Botswana’s Strategy for Development of Statistics (BSDS) and Statistics Botswana Corporate Strategic Plan over the past two and half years and to align it with the significant and wide-range of new national developments, as well as regional and global accords.
The review of the BSDS and Corporate Strategic Plan also sought to determine continued relevance of both strategies, identify changes to the strategies and work programmes, where these are needed and justified, as well as to guide the necessary re-allocation of resources according to performance and needs.
The review process considered the environment in which the BSDS and Corporate Strategic Plan are being implemented by taking into account the macro-environmental factors that have an impact on the organization and the NSS e.g. PESTEL (Political, Economic , Social, Technological and Environmental Factors).
The review team conducted interviews with members of staff from Statistics Botswana, other National Statistical System stakeholders including government line ministries, departments and agencies, other national and international organizations, non-profit organizations, academia and other data users.
The review team of consultants comprised of Mr. O. Ajayi from PARIS21 and Dr. Sizo Mhlanga, Mr. Iibouda Joseph and Mr. Haile Mulualem from the UNECA.