The objectives of the proposed technical assistance (TA) are (i) to strengthen the capacity of the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and, to a minor extent, of selected line ministries, to collect, analyze, and disseminate the statistical information needed by a wide variety of users for policy planning, monitoring, and research activities and (ii) to compile improved and updated key socioeconomic indicators.
|Project Name||Poverty Assessment and Socioeconomic and Macroeconomic Statistical Capacity Building|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Economic affairs management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The objectives of the proposed technical assistance (TA) are (i) to strengthen the capacity of the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and, to a minor extent, of selected line ministries, to collect, analyze, and disseminate the statistical information needed by a wide variety of users for policy planning, monitoring, and research activities and (ii) to compile improved and updated key socioeconomic indicators. The output of the proposed TA will consist of (i) an updated consumer price index (CPI) series, with coverage expanded to six major urban centers (ii) the first comprehensive poverty assessment for Afghanistan (iii) improved national accounts estimates (iv) improved trade, balance of payment, fiscal, and monetary data (v) a reviewed legal and institutional framework, and recommendations for adjusting the current statistical system to the needs of a market economy and to international standards, to be used by CSO to apply to the Priority Reform and Restructuring status (vi) higher capacity at CSO and in line ministries (vii) upgraded physical infrastructure at CSO and in selected line ministries and (viii) improved dissemination of statistical data by CSO.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Stronger and more informed policy making and monitoring by decision makers through the provision of reliable and timely socioeconomic data, with a particular focus on poverty|
|Description of Outcome||Stronger capacity of the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) and selected line ministries to compile improved and updated key socioeconomic indicators|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
(i) Updated consumer price index (CPI) series, covering six urban centers
(ii) National poverty line, and poverty assessment
(iii) Improved national accounts estimates
(iv) Improved sector data
(v) Reviewed statistical legal framework, and recommendations for adjusting the current statistical system to the needs of a market economy and international standards. Application to Priority Reform and Restructuring (PRR) status submitted by CSO
(vi) Greater capacity at CSO and in line ministries
(vii) Upgraded physical infrastructure at CSO and in selected line ministries
(viii) Improved dissemination of statistical data by CSO
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||An estimated total of 25.5 person months of international and 36 person months of domestic consultancy will be required. The consultants will be recruited by ADB according to ADB s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants. The domestic consultant and the international consultant for statistical law and organization will be recruited on an individual basis. The other international consultants will be recruited through a consulting firm, selected using the quality and cost based method with the simplified technical proposals option. The international consultants will be recruited to assist CSO and line ministries in the following areas: (i) revision of the statistical system organization and legislation (2.5 person months) (ii) sampling and survey methods, and poverty analysis (ILSS: 7 person months, IBES: 3 person months) (iii) data processing (ILSS: 4 person months, IBES: 1 person month) national accounts (2 person months, to complement the support provided by the IMF resident adviser) and (iv) assessment and improvement of administrative data collection by line ministries (6 person months).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Palanyandy, Chellam|
|Responsible ADB Department||Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Development Indicators and Policy Research Division|
Central Statistics Office
|Concept Clearance||10 Mar 2003|
|Fact Finding||07 Sep 2003 to 20 Sep 2003|
|Approval||26 Dec 2003|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||17 Sep 2007|
|Last PDS Update||16 Jul 2008|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|26 Dec 2003||26 Jan 2004||26 Jan 2004||31 Jan 2007||30 Jun 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,750,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,750,000.00||26 Dec 2003||1,346,561.69|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Poverty Assessment and Socioeconomic and Macroeconomic Statistical Capacity Building||TA Completion Reports||Apr 2013|
|Support for Poverty Assessment and Socioeconomic and Macroeconomic Statistical Capacity Building: Integrated Business Enterprise Survey 2009||Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA||Dec 2009|
|Poverty Assessment and Socioeconomic and Macroeconomic Statistical Capacity Building||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2003|
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