According to bank provided information, the purpose of the program is Statistical Capacity Building across all 37 Low-Income and ADF RMCs plus all RECs, STCs and AFRISTAT.
The fifth phase of the Statistical Capacity Building Program (SCB-5) was designed in response to the deterioration of the National Statistical Institutes (NSOs), particularly those in the transitional states since the onset of COVID-19. The pandemic has not only disrupted field operations for data collection in previously planned surveys and censuses that have had to be postponed, but it has also reduced allocated budgets as scarce financial resources were shifted to saving lives, protecting livelihoods and reviving economies. The SCB aims to build an efficient African statistical system that generates reliable, harmonized and timely statistical information covering political, economic, social, environmental, climate and cultural development dimensions to support the African integration agenda. The fifth SCB is anchored on many years of accumulated practical experience and incremental value addition to the African Statistical System. It comprises five main components namely: (1) improving the availability and quality of economic statistics, including the measurement of the COVID-19 impact; (2) improving the quality and availability of Social Statistics and reporting on COVID-19; (3) Data Collection, Management and Dissemination; (4) Strategic Planning, Systems Development, Coordination and Training as well as (5) Project Management
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.afdb.org/en/disclosure-and-access-to-information/request-for-documents. Under the AfDBÕs Disclosure and Access to Information policy, if you feel the Bank has omitted to publish information or your request for information is unreasonably denied, you can file an appeal at https://www.afdb.org/en/disclosure-and-access-to-information/appeals-process
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB
The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and/or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/