Monitoring, evaluation, and reporting will be essential activities to ensure the effective implementation of SHaSA 2.

This implementation is described in the framework of a results-based logical framework matrix, which shows for each strategic objective, the activities required with the performance indicators, reference situations, targets to be achieved, verification methods, risk and mitigation measures, and responsible actors.

(link to the Results-Based Logical Framework for the Strategy for the Harmonization of Statistics in Africa 2017–2026 (SHaSA 2))

1 - Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities are critical to the effective implementation of the SHaSA 2 ten-year Action Plan. M&E will facilitate the transparent management of SHaSA 2. The participatory and inclusive approach will promote the involvement of all ASS links in their proper implementation at different levels.

Monitoring is an on-going activity consisting of the systematic collection of data and information related to the indicators in order to provide the various actors of the ASS with information on the progress and achievements of the objectives, as well as the use of resources allocated to SHaSA 2. The evaluation also provides a systematic and objective measurement of the results achieved in the implementation of SHaSA 2 in order to determine relevance, effectiveness, and impact in achieving the objectives. The evaluation will assess:

  1. the progress of the activities and the achievement of expected outputs;

  2. the quality of the work undertaken and the products obtained, including timeliness;

  3. the use of resources. During this exercise, lessons will be learned, and corrective actions will be taken to improve implementation.

The M&E activities will be carried out at intervals according to their specificities , they will be documented in reports. In addition to these routine activities, there will be an overall external evaluation of SHaSA 2 every two years. At the end of the implementation of the 10-year Action Plan, the final evaluation will be carried out to assess (i) the effects of SHaSA 2 on the ASS and (ii) its impact.

2 - Reporting

reporting enables the sharing of information on the implementation of SHaSA 2 between the various ASS stakeholders and their partners. The reporting mechanism in place specifies the various reports to be prepared and their periodicity, as well as the initiating and receiving ASS units. The AU Institute for Statistics, as the General Coordinator for the implementation of SHaSA 2, should ensure that all reports are submitted on time.

Lead countries in collaboration with STATAFRIC, the Pan-African Statistical Training Center, the AfDB, ECA and ACBF will be responsible for implementing the activities of the STG Sectoral Action Plans and will be required to submit periodic reports which will detail the Implementation of activities according to standards.

The CoDG, as a Board of Directors, will monitor the full implementation of the Strategy and formulate recommendations for improved implementation and results. STATAFRIC, in collaboration with the AfDB, ECA, and the RECs, will ensure the smooth and timely implementation of activities. The Coordinators (DG, STATAFRIC, Pan-African Training Center, AfDB, ECA, ACBF and RECs) will present a detailed annual report evaluating the implementation of SHaSA 2 for the CoDG.

3 - Meetings of governance structures of SHaSA2



Specialized Technical Groups (STGs)

Meeting of the 18 STGs twice a year

Executive Committee (Coordinators of SHaSA 2)

Annual Meeting of SHaSA 2 Coordinators

African Statistical Coordination Committee (ASCC)

Meeting of ASCC (twice a year)

Directors-General of NSOs

Meeting of the annual session of the Committee of Directors General (CoDG)

Ministers of Finance, Planning, Integration and Economic Development

Joint Annual meeting of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration; and ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Heads of State and Government of the African Union

Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union

4 - Reporting mechanism for the Implementation of SHaSA 2

Type report


Unit in charge


Periodic Review

Annual, biannual, mid-yearly



National Statistical Activity Reports (NSDS)




Reports of regional activities (RSDS, training, NSDS of the countries of the region)


RECs, regional organizations, schools and universities


STGs Activity Report


Leading ountry


Report of activities of pan-African institutions


AUC, AfDB, ECA, ACBF, Statistical Training Centre, AACB,


Consolidated Activity Report (CAR)




CAR amended and validated by the EC and ASCC




CAR amended and validated by the CoDGs



Conference of Ministers

Annual Report on Statistics


Conference of Ministers


Resolutions of Ministers


Conference of Ministers