The Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre (EASTC) as a professional institution, right from its conceptualization, had its ‘regional roots’ way back in the year 1961.
The Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre (EASTC) has received a grant from the African Development Bank to finance Statistical Capacity Building under Multinational Statistical Capacity Building Programme for Managing Development Results.
The Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre, in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), organized training sessions for EASTC students as young statisticians at EASTC premises, which began on the 14th of September, 2016. The main purpose of the training sessions is to orient the trainees for the work of data collection. The data collection exercise is part and parcel of a survey, which will be carried out on behalf of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA).
EASTC is guided by Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics in training. Ten Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics according to UNSD are:
The production of statistics on our continent faces recurrent problems. In 2006, African Ministers of Economy and Finance, gathered in Yaoundé, Cameroon, recommended that the African Union consider lasting solutions to address these problems.
During the 1960s, African countries, through the Organization of African Unity (OAU), initiated a process of continental integration intended to ultimately foster and accelerate economic and social development as well as political stability.
The Global Strategy to improve agricultural and rural statistics (GSARS) is the largest global effort ever put forth to enhance and ensure the sustainability of agricultural and rural statistics in developing countries.