Data for Africa - Projects carried out

Surveys

Within the framework of the Programme Data for Africa, the UN Development Account project 06/07R: Collection and analysis of data and trends on drugs, crime, and victimization in Africa provides for the implementation of 8 national crime victim surveys.

Following Crime Victims Surveys have been implemented so far in these countries:

Rwanda: Victimization survey in Rwanda 2008

Tanzania: 2008 Tanzania Crime Victimization Survey

Uganda: Crime Victimization Survey, Uganda, 2007

Egypt: Crime Victimization Survey

Workshop and Trainings

Joint UNODC-UNECA Workshop on Crime Statistics 9-12 December 2008, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Among other recommendations, participants highlighted the necessity for African countries to fill the 10th CTS. Right after the workshop, many countries have started compiling data on Crime in this regard.

The workshop also agreed on establishing a network of experts on Crime and Criminal justice statistics in Africa to ensure, through a virtual platform, a continuous exchange of information among African experts and stakeholders in this area. A mailing list of the workshop acts presently as a forum for participants of the Addis Workshop and UNODC experts to share viewpoints and experiences on Crime statistics data collection.

Training courses for the completion of the Annual Report Questionnaire on drugs were conducted in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria