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Africa Data Revolution Report 2018

Africa Data Revolution Report 2018

We are delighted to share the 2018 edition of the Africa Data Revolution Report. This report was commissioned by and is a joint product of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Web Foundation and the Open Data for Development Network (OD4D). It provides an enlightening analysis of the state of open data in Africa within the context of the data revolution.

The Africa Open Data Network is part of OD4D.

“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. This second edition improves on process, methodology and collaborative partnerships from the first edition. It draws from country reports, existing global and continental initiatives, and key experts’ input, in order to provide a deep analysis of the actual impact of open data in the African context.

In particular, this report features a dedicated Open Data Barometer survey as well as a special 2018 Africa Open Data Index regional edition surveying the status and impact of open data and dataset availability in 30 African countries. The research is complemented with six in-depth qualitative case studies featuring the impact of open data in Kenya, South Africa (Cape Town), Ghana, Rwanda, Burkina Faso and Morocco. The report was critically reviewed by an eminent panel of experts.”

Download the report here.

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