The Importance of Reliable and Available Information for Africa’s Development

The relevance of credible and easily accessible information on social, demographic, economic, and environmental conditions in African development processes cannot be overemphasised. It a crucial ingredient for policy makers and implementers in public and private sectors to formulate, disseminate, and implement informed policy decisions.
In this respect, Farafina institute wellcomes the initiative of African Development Bank Group (AfDB) to support and promote data collection in Africa.


The African Development Bank Group (AfDB), in partnership with Knoema, has launched an Open Data for Africa platform aimed at significantly increasing access to quality data necessary for managing and monitoring development results in African countries, including the MDGs. The platform will also serve as a knowledge center for collecting, accessing, and sharing data and data-driven content. The initiative enhances and underpins the AfDB's statistical strategy to improve data collection and dissemination in Africa, and to promote statistical development in its regional member countries.

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