Open Data for Africa Platform
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Revision as of 10:32, 9 March 2012
The Open Data for Africa Platform was developped by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) in partnership with Knoema to increase access to quality data relative to development issues (including the MDGs) in African countries. As such, it will help AfDB staff, policymakers, analysts, researchers, business leaders, and investors around the world to gain access to reliable and timely data on Africa on topics like food security, climate change and gender equality.
The Platform will serve as a center for data-sharing and collecting, and knowledge-sharing too and is part of the AfDB’s statistical strategy to improve data collection and dissemination in Africa, and to promote statistical development in its regional member countries. Data visualization is one of the main aspects of the Open Data for Africa Platform.
The initiative is an off-shoot of the Busan Action Plan for Statistics (BAPS), which was endorsed by the international community at the High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, which took place in Busan, Korea, from November 28 to December 1, 2011, which aimed to strengthen statistical capacity of the nations so decision-making would be better evaluated and public accountability and good governance, reinforced.