Short Name
CountrySTAT Gambia

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 Gambia
The Gambia Bureau of Statistics(GBOS) is the principal agency of the government involved in the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistical data and also acts as the official source for statistical information. The national government mandate for official data publication and dissemination on the CountrySTAT web site is with the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) with very close collaboration with GBOS. MOA has the mandate to produce production statistics on Crops, Livestock statistics and its related indicators. Moreover, the Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters (MOFWRNA) is responsible for the data on Fisheries, water resource and other Indicators; the Ministry of Forestry (MOF) is responsible for the data on the forestry and other indicators and the National Environment Agency is responsible for the data on coastal and marine environment,agriculture and natural resources, environmental education and environmental information management. Different data sets are aggregated and validated at the TWG meeting before they are published in the CountrySTAT site. GBOS is represented in both the Technical Working Group (TWG) and Secretariat to ensure the quality of the official data to be disseminated. It is through the MOA and GBOS that the accuracy and integrity of the published data is ensured.


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

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

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


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