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Launching Africa’s Information Highway

Posted by Business in Ghana on February 19, 2013

Distributed by the African Press Organization on behalf of the African Development Bank.

The African Development Bank Embarks on an Ambitious Program to Revolutionize Data Management and Dissemination in Africa

TUNIS, Tunisia, February 18, 2013/ The African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) has launched an ambitious program to significantly improve data management and dissemination in Africa. The ultimate goal of the program is to facilitate wider public access to official statistics and to support countries in their efforts to improve data quality and dissemination for better policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation. The program was launched in November 2012 as part of the Bank’s broader statistical capacity building program in Africa. Work has been going on concurrently in several African countries and institutions and has been completed in the following 13 countries and one Pan-African institution: Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and the African Union Commission. The plan is to finalize the development and installation of data portals in all 54 African countries and 16 sub-regional and regional agencies by the end of July 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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