AFRISTAT is an international organization created by a treaty signed on 21 September 1993 in Abidjan by the following 14 African countries members of the Franc Zone: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea , Mali, Niger, Senegal, Chad and Togo.
In April 1998, Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania joined AFRISTAT, while Guinea, Cape Verde and Burundi became Member States respectively in September 2000, September 2002 and April 2006. This brings to 19 the number of states members. Under Article 5 of the Treaty, any State in Sub-Saharan Africa or the Indian Ocean may be admitted to AFRISTAT.
AFRISTAT's mission is to contribute to the development of economic, social and environmental statistics in the Member States and to strengthen their skills in these fields.
AFRISTAT's role is to advise the National Statistical Institutes of the Member States and to support their action. It has regulatory powers in the field of harmonization of concepts, standards and statistical methods.
AFRISTAT is thus part of the African preoccupation of regional economic integration which supposes the homogeneity and the comparability of the statistical information.
This desire for harmonization and integration is implemented by AFRISTAT through operations to support the collection, processing and dissemination of statistical information or economic analyzes and summaries, according to the work program that is defined by the Member States.
AFRISTAT , based in Bamako, Mali, started operations on 2 January 1996.See more