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Ghana: ADP Regional Quality Assessment Workshop for West Africa Region (June 2015)

Country / Regional Activity: Ghana
Date of Event: 09/06/2015

The ADP/PARIS21 in collaboration with Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) organized a pilot Regional Quality Assessment Workshop for Anglophone West Africa in Accra from 9 to 10 June 2015. The main objectives of the workshop are to review and discuss on the quality and functionality of key ADP outputs in countries and provide feedback for further improvement and sustainability of the program. The Accra workshop is first of its kind where GSS Ghana and NBS Nigeria participated as pilot countries. A set of checklists were used to score and evaluate the country activities. These included:  (1) DDI quality checklist, (2) NADA quality review sheet, and (3) NSO evaluation form for microdata management and dissemination. The quality checks were conducted as part of an extensive desk review process before the workshop by the ADP and a detailed review of the assessment was undertaken during the two-day workshop. A set of comments and recommendations were provided to each country for further improving the metadata quality and services to data users.

A total of six representatives from GSS Ghana (4) and NBS Nigeria (2) participated in the workshop. The workshop was facilitated by ADP Program Officer, Mr. Mahesh Subedi and an official opening remark was provided by Mr. Owusu Kagya, the Head of Resource and Data Centre of GSS on behalf of the Government Statistician of GSS, Dr. Philomena E. Nyarko.   

Pictured below from left to right: Mr Mahesh Subedi (Program Officer, PARIS21), Mr Biyi Fafunmi (ADP focal person and Head of ICT unit in NBS, Nigeria), Ms Jacqueline Anum (Head of Data Warehouse Unit in GSS, Ghana), Mr Yaw Misefa (ADP focal person and Senior Statistician in GSS, Ghana), Mr Owusu Kagya (Head of Resource and Data Centre in GSS, Ghana), Mr Tayo Oyawale (Special Advisor to SG of NBS, Nigeria), and Ms Angela Otchi (no pic – Head of Data Service Unit in GSS, Ghana).