African Centre for Statistics

Africa Data Revolution Report 2018

The Africa Data Revolution Report 2018 delves into the recent evolution and current state of open data – with an emphasis on Open Government Data – in the African data communities. It explores key countries across the continent, researches a wide range of open data initiatives, and benefits from global thematic expertise.

ECA assisting member States integrate accountability in development planning

Nairobi, Kenya, December 16, 2019 (ECA) – In a bid to help improve the effectiveness of national planning systems in Africa, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is working with partners and governments in five pilot countries to strengthen their capacities for integrating accountability in development planning.


Policy implementation key for Kenya and Africa’s inclusive development

Nairobi, Kenya, December 16, 2019 (ECA) – A week-long workshop that seeks to strengthen the capacity of national planning institutions in Kenya to develop, adopt and implement a national strategy for the integration of accountability frameworks and evidence-based policy-making approach in development planning, opened in Nairobi today with a clarion call on Africa to implement agreed plans and protocols for the betterment of her people.


Cameroon Minister urges experts to render big data profitable for Africa

Yaounde, 3 Decembers 2019 (ECA) –  “By 2030, revenues generated by big data in Africa will reach 10 billion dollars, but how much of this will stay in Africa, how many of our youths will play a leading role in the creation of this wealth as a function of their skills and to what extent will the big data economy transform our private sectors and productivity” quizzed Cameroon’s Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Minette Libom Li Likeng today as she opened a two-day continental meeting on these issues, convened in Yaounde, by the UN