Name Open Data Platform - African Information Highway
Source African Development Bank
Hyperlink to Source http://africadata.org/
Description An interactive open data platform facilitates the collection, analysis and sharing of data with various users across the African continent. The Open Data Platform is a user-friendly tool for extracting data, creating and sharing own customized reports, and visualizing data across themes, sectors and countries in tables, charts and maps. Through the Open Data Platform, users can access a wide range of development data on African countries from multiple international and national official sources. The platform also facilitates the collection, analysis and sharing of data among countries and with international development partners. The platform offers a unique opportunity for various users, such as policymakers, analysts, researchers, business leaders and investors around the world, to gain access to reliable and timely data on Africa. Users can visualize time series development indicators over a period of time, perform comprehensive analysis at country and regional levels, utilize presentation-ready graphics or create their own, blog, and share their views and work with others, thereby creating an informed community of users.
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Lead Institution African Development Bank
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Info link http://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/article/africas-information-highway-the-afdb-launches-open-data-platforms-for-20-african-countries-11604/
Implementation link http://africadata.org/
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Type Software
Potential for reuse Low
Part of the innovation having potential to be reused The platform is designed for region and therefore cannot be expanded to other world regions. The platform involves and strong coordination with and buy-in from participating countries.
Open source No
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Data Input Formats SDMX
Data Output Formats TXT, CSV, XLS, MDB, DBF
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Plug & Play No
Outputs compatible with indicators from Official Statistics Yes
Status Implemented
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Target Groups
Statistical Institute
Other Government Agencies
Civil Society Organizations
Private Sector
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  • Public Sector
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  • Technical Infrastructure
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  • Visual Analytics
  • Areas of management practice innovations
    Data Management
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    Open Data
    Case Study URL with Public Sector Participation
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2014-04-12
    Status Published
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