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ADP member since


National agencies involved

Central Statistical Agency (CSA)


Results obtained with ADP support include:

Survey microdata made accessible

  1. National Survey catalog available on CSA website (see URL above).
  2. All available nationally representative surveys and censuses documented, archived and disseminated.
  3. Capacity built and sustained within CSA to document, archive and disseminate microdata - as standard processes of every survey undertaken. About 15 staff trained on microdata management standards, tools and practice; top management sensitized.

Quality of future surveys improved

  1. Standards Documents for Indicators, Concepts and Classifications discussed and agreed between various national stakeholders – and made available to all national data producers in soft and hard copies.
  2. National on-line repository for survey standards (concepts, questions, classifications) being established.

Results: Online Survey Catalog

URLAgencyMicroData accessibleMicroData accessibility Statistical Agency (CSA)YESOn site


Ethiopia was one of the first countries to join ADP.

The above results have been achieved with the implementation of specific ADP activities. These activities were identified and prioritized for implementation at the early stages of ADP involvement. These activities have been / are implemented in accordance with the country NSDS and its own agenda. They involve a balance between work in-country and remote support, and they require the provision of tools, guidelines, technical and financial assistance.

Making survey microdata more accessible

  1. Carrying out local inventory of existing survey resources (microdatasets, reports, questionnaires, field enumerator manuals, methodological and technical reports, etc.).
  2. Building capacity on microdata documentation, archiving and dissemination at CSA (3 national training workshops organized).
  3. Facilitating the documentation of all inventoried surveys – through the provision of adequate training, software and guidelines.
  4. Facilitating the long term preservation of micro-datasets – through the provision of adequate hardware and guidelines.
  5. Establishing a national survey catalog, with a view to make existing survey metadata and microdata visible, searchable and more accessible to users.
  6. Launching the on-line survey catalog with a dedicated public communication event to increase Users’ awareness.
  7. Regularly upgrading and updating the on-line survey catalog.

Improving the quality of future surveys

  1. Harmonizing and improving survey methods and practices.

On-going and future activities include:

  1. Promoting harmonization of survey methodologies.
  2. Building capacity in microdata anonymization at CSA.
  3. Building capacity in microdata documentation, archiving and dissemination in line ministries and lead NGOs involved in the country.
  4. Engaging further with data users and monitoring the use of survey microdata.

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