E-Training on GDP Re-basing

This training is based on the Operational Guide on How to do GDP Rebasing developed by ECA for African countries


SDG8: Decent work and economic growth
SDG17: Partnerships for the goals
SDG 17: Systemic Issues
Economic outlook
Economic statistics
Macroeconomic statistics
Economic accounts
Methodology and statistical processes
economic growth

Structure of the course:

  • Session 1: Introduction and Volume Estimates Part I
  • Session 2: Volume Estimates Part II
  • Session 3 : Rebasing National Accounts (Part I)
  • Session 4: Rebasing National Accounts (Part II)
  • Session 5 : Annual rebasing: chain linking
  • Session 6 : Linking old National Accounts series with the new base year
  • Session 7: Documenting the data sources and methods used in rebasing

This course was organized in October 2018. All the presentations, WebEx discussions and exchanges, questions and answers, and quiz are available on the training website.

Target Audience

The compilers of national accounts in the African developing economies

Learning Objectives

The main objective of this course is to provide guidance to African countries in updating the base years used for measuring GDP at constant prices, based on 2008 SNA recommendations and African country best practices.