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GovernmentDataQualityFindings&Recommendations:

ACompendium

FinalDraft

28November2014

NilsRiemenschneider&JesseMcConnell

OxfordPolicyManagement

CommissionedbytheMillenniumChallengeAccountNamibia

withfundingfromtheMillenniumChallengeCorporation

BiAnnualExPostDataQualityReview

TableofContents

Listoftables..................................................................................................................3Listoffigures.................................................................................................................4Listofacronyms.............................................................................................................5Preface..........................................................................................................................61. Introduction...........................................................................................................7

1.1. StructureoftheReport.........................................................................................71.2. DataSourcesReviewed.........................................................................................81.3. DataQualityReviewMethods...............................................................................8

2. GoalIndicators.....................................................................................................102.1. NamibiaHouseholdIncomeandExpenditureSurvey(NamibiaStatisticsAgency)

............................................................................................................................102.2. NamibiaLabourForceSurvey(NamibiaStatisticsAgency).................................12

3. EducationIndicators.............................................................................................153.1. EducationManagementInformationSystem(MinistryofEducation)...............153.2. DirectorateofNationalExaminationandAssessment(MinistryofEducation)..173.3. EducationAdministrativeData(MinistryofEducation)......................................193.4. VocationalEducationAdministrativeData&VETMIS(NamibiaTraining

Authority)............................................................................................................204. TourismIndicators................................................................................................23

4.1. ForeignArrivalRecords(MinistryofEnvironmentandTourism)........................234.2. EtoshaNationalParkAdministrativeData(MinistryofEnvironmentand

Tourism)..............................................................................................................244.3. TourismJobsModel(NamibiaTourismBoard)...................................................284.4. GoogleAnalytics(NamibiaTourismBoard).........................................................294.5. BedLevyStatisticsadministrativedata(NamibiaTourismBoard).....................31

5. AgricultureIndicators...........................................................................................335.1. SystemforLivestockHealthStatistics(MinistryofAgriculture,Waterand

Forestry)..............................................................................................................335.2. FormalCattleSlaughterData(MeatCorporationofNamibia)...........................355.3. NamibiaCommunalLandAdministrationSystem(MinistryofLandsand

Resettlement).....................................................................................................36Annex1:Datasourcesandcorrespondingreviews.......................................................37Annex2:Listofdocumentsconsulted..........................................................................38Annex3:InternationalDataQualityStandards............................................................39

3.1 IMFDataQualityAssessmentFramework..........................................................393.2 UNFundamentalPrinciplesofOfficialStatistics.................................................40

Annex4:Supportingdocumentation...........................................................................41

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List of tables

Table1:Datasourcesreviewed 8Table2:MCANrelatedindicators:goal(NHIES) 11Table3:MCANrelatedindicators:goal(NLFS) 12Table4:MCANrelatedindicators:education(EMIS) 15Table5:MCANrelatedindicators:education(DNEA) 18Table6:MCANrelatedindicators:education(MoE) 19Table7:MCANrelatedindicators:education(NTA) 21Table8:MCANrelatedindicators:tourism(ArrivalsStatisticsMET) 23Table9:MCANrelatedindicators:tourism(ENPadministrativedataMET) 25Table10:MCANrelatedindicators:tourism(jobsmodelNTB) 29Table11:MCANrelatedindicators:tourism(GoogleAnalyticsNTB) 30Table12:MCANrelatedindicators:tourism(bedlevystatisticsNTB) 31Table13:MCANrelatedindicators:agriculture(DVSMAWF) 33Table14:MCANrelatedindicators:agriculture(Meatco) 35Table15:MCANrelatedindicators:agriculture(NCLASMLR) 36Table16:Datasourceandcorrespondingreviews 37

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List of figures

Figure1:GaltonGateYellowBook&whiteforms 27Figure2:Visitordatarecordsheet(YellowBook)GaltonGate 42Figure3:Visitordatarecordsheet(whiteform)AndersonGate 43Figure4:CoveringAdvice,23May2014 44Figure5:TourismLevyReturn&StatisticsForm 45Figure6:GoogleAnalyticsvisitstoNTBwebsite(sampletakenfromOctDec2013) 46Figure7:PosterbyMLRtocommunicatetheprocessaroundlandregistration 47

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List of acronyms

AEC AnnualEducationCensus

BAR BiAnnualReview

DVS DirectorateofVeterinaryServicesintheMinistryofAgriculture,Waterand

Forestry

DNEA DirectorateofNationalExaminationandAssessmentintheMinistryofEducation

DoT DirectorateofTourismandGaming

DQAF DataQualityAssessmentFramework

DQR DataQualityReview

EMIS EducationManagementInformationSystem

GDQR GovernmentDataQualityReview

GRN GovernmentoftheRepublicofNamibia

IMF InternationalMonetaryFund

JSC JuniorSecondaryCertificate

MAWF MinistryofAgriculture,WaterandForestry

MCAN MillenniumChallengeAccountNamibia

M&E MonitoringandEvaluation

MoE MinistryofEducation

MLR MinistryofLandsandResettlement

NCLAS NamibiaCommunalLandAdministrationSystem

NHIES NamibiaHouseholdIncomeandExpenditureSurvey

NLFS NamibiaLabourForceSurvey

NPC NationalPlanningCommission

NSA NamibiaStatisticsAgency

NSSCHL NamibiaSeniorSecondaryCertificateHigherLevel

NSSCOL NamibiaSeniorSecondaryCertificateOrdinaryLevel

OPM OxfordPolicyManagement

SSC SeniorSecondaryCertificate

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Preface

The Millennium Challenge Account Namibia (MCAN) has contracted Oxford PolicyManagement (OPM) toprovideconsultancyservices for theDataQualityReview (DQR)ofdifferentMCANmonitoringandevaluation (M&E) indicators.TheDQRsoccurredovertheperiod2010to2014.Astheculminationofthisprocess,thisCompendiumReportprovidesasummation of all findings and recommendations related to government data sourcesincluded in all preceding data quality reviews conducted byOPM forMCAN. The reportdrawsonthosepreviousreviews,andistargetedtowardshighlightingkeyconsiderationsinthe future use of the data sources, e.g., in nationalM&E frameworks like the NationalPlanning Commissions monitoring of achievement towards Vision 2030 and NationalDevelopmentPlanobjectives.

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1. Introduction

This report aims to synthesize the findings from various data quality reviews (DQRs) ofNamibiangovernmentdata sources.TheseDQRswere conducted from2010 to2014andhavebeendocumented invarious reports.Thesynthesis targetsgovernmentdatasourcesthat formed part of MCANs monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework during itsimplementationoftheCompactbetweentheGovernmentoftheRepublicofNamibia(GRN)and the Government of the United States (represented by the Millennium ChallengeCorporation (MCC)). The report provides an overview of previous reviews of the datasources,asnapshotofthecurrentormostrecentstatusonthereporteddatasources,andconsiderationsforfutureuseand/orimprovementofthosedatasources.A related workshop that took place on 1819 November 2014 disseminated theseconsolidated findingsandrecommendationstokeygovernmentstakeholdersparticularlytheNational Planning Commissions (NPCs)M&E unit and theNamibia Statistics Agency(NSA) toensure thatGRN iswellawareof the issues; theworkshopalsohada trainingcomponenttogivetherelevantinstitutionssolidgroundingforconductingormanagingtheirownfollowupornewDQRs.TheDQRperiodforwhichOPMwascontractedbyMCANextendedfrom2010to2014,andthefindingsrelatedtogovernmentsourceshavebeendocumentedinthefollowingreports,whichalsoserveasthekeysourcedocumentstothisreport:

i. GovernmentDataQualityReview(2011)ii. BiAnnualReviewI(2012)iii. BiAnnualReviewII(2012)iv. BiAnnualReviewIII(2014)v. DataQualityReviewFollowUp:EducationManagementInformationSystem(EMIS)

(2014)vi. Data Quality Review FollowUp: Vocational Education and TrainingManagement

InformationSystem(VETMIS)(2014)vii. SupportforHighQualityDataReporting:Quarter19(Q19)(2014)Each of these reports are referencedwithin the text of this report. They are sources offurther details underlying the processes of data collection that pertain to the relevantindicators,shouldthereaderwishtodelveintothosedetails.Thisreportitselfseeksonlytohighlight key issues for followup based on the findings and recommendations from theprevio