NSA plans big for 2014

The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA), the body entrusted with the collection, production, and dissemination of official statistics in the country, has laid out its big plans to improve data capturing.
In a recent interview, the Statistician General Dr John Steytler gave the Economist an insight into some of the agency’s programmes lined up for this year.
Steytler said the Agriculture Census, the first in 20 years, is at the top of the agency’s priority list. However, the census, scheduled for this January, hangs in the balance as government has not yet made available the N$18 million funding required to carry out the exercise. The NSA is arguing that the agriculture census should be prioritised since the agriculture sector is the biggest job creator in the country as shown by the recent Labour Force Survey.