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KIPPRA organized a National Transfer Accounts (NTA) workshop themed Labour and Inclusive Growth in Africa’s Demographic Dividend: The NTA Approach which was held in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire from March 23 to 27, 2013. The National Transfer Accounts (NTA) is an accounting system for measuring aggregate intergenerational flows of resources at each age. The NTA complements the internationally accepted UN system of national income and accounts by incorporating demographic information into these accounts. This is essential in the design, management and financing of social protection systems.
The workshop was attended by Professor David Canning, Harvard University (co-originator of the Demographic Dividend Concept), and Professors Ron Lee and Andy Mason (originators of the National Transfer Accounts Methodology). Other participants were from Egypt, Ethiopia, Senegal, Nigeria, and Kenya. KIPPRA was represented by Dr Eric Aligula, Programmes Coordinator, Dr Nancy Nafula, Policy Analyst, and Hannah Wang’ombe, Research Assistant, Programme Coordinator’s Office.
KIPPRA is now the Africa Regional Centre for the NTA work. The institute is currently coordinating five countries namely Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa with Egypt and Ethiopia soon to join in working on NTA activities in the continent as part of the overall global network. This group, depending on the availability of funding, will expand.
The Kenya Team is preparing a Country Paper on National Transfer Accounts to be presented in Barcelona, Spain in the first week of June 2013.