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Developing of Data Archiving and Dissemination System at the CSA

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Yakob Seid
Central Statistical Agency, CSA

The Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia is responsible for providing accurate and timely statistical information for development planning and monitoring purposes. To achieve its responsibility CSA has been engaged in utilizing Information Communication Technology to facilitate its data processing, archiving and dissemination system so that the required statistical information can be generated and reach the users. CSA is considered as one of the leading institutions in Ethiopia in utilizing ICT to accomplish its basic tasks. The CSA started its computerized statistical data production by utilizing the IBM System/3 with 12k CPU. This time, the agency is handling its statistical data archiving and dissemination system through high capacity servers and a reliable network infrastructure. The paper based dissemination and restricted access to the CSA data has undergone very significant improvements. The DDI application has tremendously improved the metadata documentation and enables the CSA metadata to be archived and disseminated in an internationally accepted standard. Utilization of GIS in providing easy access of data to decision makers has shown a very significant improvement as well.

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