Short Name
CountrySTAT Malawi

CountrySTAT is a statistical framework and applied information system for analysis and policy-making designed in order to organize, integrate and disseminate statistical data and metadata on food and agriculture coming from different sources.

CountrySTAT gathers and harmonizes scattered institutional statistical information so that information tables become compatible with each other at the country level and with data at the international level. The main objectives are to facilitate decision-maker's access to information and to bind data sources that are currently spread throughout the different institutions.
The CountrySTAT approach is based on the application of data and metadata standards of FAOSTAT and GAUL (Global Administrative Unit Layers). Many countries have shown interest and are adopting it into their national statistical system. Furthermore, CountrySTAT is accompanied by a capacity-building strategy at country level to make the system sustainable in the long-term. CountrySTAT is networking with FAOSTAT and other sister information systems like FENIX.

CountrySTAT Malawi

The National Statistical Office (NSO) is the government department involved in the collection, analysis and dissemination of official statistics. As the central point for all official statistics it has been chosen to coordinate the CountrySTAT activities in the country.

The National Statistical Office works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security; Department of Climate Change and Meteorology Services; Forestry Research Institute of Malawi; Tobacco Control Commission and Ministry of Development Planning and Cooperation. Different data sets re aggregated and validated at the Technical Working Group meeting before they are published on the CountrySTAT site.


Key Indicators: http://www.countrystat.org/home.aspx?c=MWI&p=ke

Metadata: http://www.countrystat.org/home.aspx?c=MWI&p=me

All Tables: http://www.countrystat.org/home.aspx?c=MWI&tr=-2


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