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AFRISTAT is an international organization created by the Treaty of Abidjan, signed in September 1993, with the mission of strengthening the development of economic, social and environmental statistics in its 18 Member States and improving their competence in these areas. The organization is funded by its Member States. In 1998 the French Government set up a fund within AFRISTAT, which is managed by the AFD and was renewed in 2006 to run until 2015. The French Government contributed US$5.26 million and the Member States US$18.57 million. AFRISTAT collaborates with INSEE and ADETEF in the implementation of a number of projects in its Member States. Some of the areas of intervention involve the setting up of enterprise data and trade data, as well as the training of partner country national statistics offices on the collation and analysis of trade and business data.

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