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About the e-Compendium
About the e-Compendium (4th Edition)
Statistical work has long been guided by, and associated with homogeneity of data production processes in fostering national and international comparisons. As the agency coordinating the development and maintenance of the National Statistical System (NSS), the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) is responsible for promoting standardisation in the production of statistics to ensure quality, adequacy of coverage and reliability of statistical information. Notably, deliberate efforts have been made to increase stakeholder appreciation and informed utilisation of statistics, through building vibrant and durable partnerships across Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), and other stakeholders in the NSS. Within the context of the Plan for National Statistical Development (PNSD), the Bureau in collaboration with key MDAs developed the 4th edition of the Compendium of Statistical Concepts and Definitions. The Compendium is an effective tool that facilitates harmonisation, comparability and use of standard statistical concepts and definitions in the NSS. Previous editions of the Compendium were produced and widely disseminated to stakeholders in 2001, 2003 and 2006 respectively. Accordingly, the final update of the 3rd edition of the Compendium was undertaken in 2011, to further strengthen harmonisation initiatives. The fourth edition of the compendium has been further enriched with new key statistical concepts and definitions on Uganda’s economy, including those about the newly discovered and enlivening oil and natural gas industry. I wish to thank all participating stakeholders under the PNSD for their contribution and continued collaboration towards building a coherent, reliable, and demand driven National Statistical System.
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