The Oyo State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Prof Kehinde Shangodoyin, has stated that the national strategy for development of statistics (NSDS) in Africa would be robust with inclusion of simple methodology that can measure wellbeing of people holistically.
He stated this while delivering a paper on ‘Statistical Indicators For Measuring Good Governance In Africa’, on Wednesday, in the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, on Wednesday.
Focusing on the measure of good governance with measurable Indicators, Shangodoyin noted that the importance of statistics has been growing rapidly with the greater integration and inter-dependence of Africa economies, which is evident from burgeoning data demands at national, regional and continental levels.
He added that both micro and macro statistics have immense significance for understanding the socio-economic reality and thereby appropriate policy formulation.
According to the paper: “The national strategy for development of statistics (NSDS) in Africa would be robust with the inclusion of simple methodology that can measure wellbeing of people holistically.
“The primary objectives will be to develop measurable indicators of good governance at all levels, to examine how applicable and acceptable the developed wellbeing indicators are in evaluating and monitoring government performance and how these indicators can be integrated in the monitoring and evaluation system within the framework of NSDS.”
Concluding, Shangodoyin, while identifying parameters that could be used for measuring well-being, proposed a simple measure of good governance on the provision of minimum basic needs, using available statistics collected by National Statistical Agency.
At the conference were: Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, represented by DVC Academic, Prof Bayeroju Aderonke; Executive Secretary TetFund, and a host of others.