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Basically, I am writing an Architecture design document for a specific Software engineering project of my university, and I have to also complete a "System-Wide Processing" section at the report. However I have no idea what this is.

Could anyone help me understand what is this, and give some examples just for me to understand better?

Thanks a lot


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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about testing/QA.
    – user246
    Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 22:28
  • Is the "System-Wide Processing" section part of a sample or template document? If so, where did you get the document? That seems the place to start. Or with whoever has assigned you this task. Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 17:09

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The system wide approach has been developed for application to statistical capacity building in order to facilitate the scaling up of government and donor support for statistics. The approach draws heavily on lessons learn from the Sector Wide Approaches (SWAps) used successfully in areas such as health, education and agriculture. It is a thematic application of that approach directed towards supporting a locally owned and led programme to develop the National Statistical System in a comprehensive and co-ordinate way, moving towards use of country systems and procedures for implementation. The process of preparing a statistical strategy, covering the whole, or at least the main parts, of a national statistical system, provides a framework within which a system wide approach (also called a programme based approach) can be used to deliver co-ordinates and harmonized financial and technical assistance.

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