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Open Data Africa

A list of datasets available on Africa (at different administrative level)

African Economic Outlook

Economic, social and political developments of African countries.

Africa and Middle East Telecommunications news

African & Middle East Telecom news


Databases on Environmental Resources (MADE) – main geographic information layer and several additional layers that vary for each country (e.g. roads, rivers and water bodies):

Afristat (Accès direct aux données)

Observatoire Economique et Statistique d’Afrique Subsaharienne

Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO)

Financial and economic data for countries in the ECOWAS zone.
Données économiques et financières.

CIA World Factbook

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Aim to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

Harvard's Center for International Development

This page is a depository for data developed through research at the Center for International Development at Harvard University (CID). Often the data are associated with a research paper and, thus, the paper is also available for downloading.

Famine Early Warning Systems Network

Provide timely and rigorous early warning and vulnerability information on emerging and evolving food security issues.

Data Resources: Africa (By Princeton University)

Selected datasets per country

Global Distribution of Poverty

A website with a collection of subnational, spatially explicit, poverty data sets.

International Census

Global population trends, links to historical population estimates,estimates of population, births, and deaths occurring each year, day, hour, or second.

Investir en zone franc : Facteurs de production

Le portail Coût des Facteurs de Production permet de procéder à une analyse comparative des coûts des principaux facteurs de production.

Investir en Zone franc - Base de donnees des rapports d'etudes

1) Vers un plan stratégique du pole d’entreprise agricole oignon de korsimoro au burkina faso 2011 à 2014.
2) CÔTE D’IVOIRE : Perspectives des entreprises sur les mesures non tarifaires

GSMA: Mobile and Development Intelligence Data

Open Data portal for the developing world mobile industry.

Geofast Côte d'Ivoire

Geofast is a web-based tool for the interactive exploration of mobile phone data in Ivory Coast and has been aggregated on different administrative levels. The temporal evolution of phone call traffic can be visualised as animation on a dayly, weekly and biweekly-base.
NB: The Ivory Coast data has been provided by Orange and covers the period from 12/01/2011 till 04/28/2012 The data has been aggregated on region and department level.

UNCTAD statistics

Statistics from the United Nation Conference on Trade and Development

International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)

The International Aid Transparency Initiative aims to make information about aid spending easier to access, use and undertsand.

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

UNECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.

OECD Statistics

The OECD data portal.

Open By-laws South Africa

Open By-laws South Africa is a project to help South Africans be more informed about the legislation that governs them.

ITU Telecommunication Development Sector

The Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG) reviews priorities, strategies and financial matters of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector.

Research ICT Africa

Research on ICT policy and regulation that facilitates evidence-based and informed policy making for improved access, use and application of ICT for social development and economic growth.




The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) launched a new internet based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point.