This report on the Observance of Standards and Codes data module provides an assessment of Zambia’s macroeconomic statistics against the recommendations of the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS), complemented by an assessment of data quality based on the IMF’s Data Quality Assessment Framework. Overall, the lack of effective coordination among all statistical producing agencies and users impedes the quality and transparency of statistics. In addition, no systematic program to assess users’ needs is in place. All agencies have limited practices in informing the public of internal government access to statistics before wider data dissemination.
This report on the Observance of Standards and Codes for Botswana highlights the Data Module and response by the authorities. National accounts are computed on an enterprise basis and where a full set of accounts is compiled. Data on financial accounts are captured but not fully analyzed because of the extent of errors in the data. Debt data are produced on an annual basis and published in the Annual Statements of Accounts.
This Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes data module provides a review of Botswana’s data dissemination practices against the IMF’s General Data Dissemination System, complemented by an in-depth assessment of the quality of the national accounts, consumer price index, producer price index, government finance, monetary, and balance-of-payments statistics. All three of Botswana’s statistics producing agencies have a legal and institutional framework that supports statistical quality and demonstrate an awareness of quality as the cornerstone of statistical work. All three agencies also demonstrates professionalism and provide ethical guidelines to their staff.