Africa

Key data resources and data collections made available via University of Oxford subscription or Open Data initiatives.

  • Africa Information Highway
    The African Development Bank (AfDB) statistical data portal provides tools to gather statistical data and indicators relating to African Countries, analyse and export them into multiple formats. You can also visualise Socio-Economic indicators over a period of time, gain access to presentation-ready graphics and perform comprehensive analysis on a country and regional level.
  • African Centre for Statistics (UNECA)
    The Center's long term objective is to serve as a regional service centre for data on economic, social, demographic, and environmental conditions in African countries.
  • African Economic Outlook
    The African Economic Outlook (AEO) presents the current state of economic and social development in Africa and projects the outlook for the coming two years. The AEO is a product of collaborative work by three international partners: the African Development Bank, the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme.
  • African Statistical Yearbook (now freely available)
    Statistical information provided by AfDB, AUC, and UNECA.
  • Afrobarometer
    Pan-African, non-partisan research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions, and related issues in more than 35 countries in Africa.
  • Atlas of African Health Statistics 2016
    This statistical atlas provides the health status and trends in the countries of the African Region, the various components of their health systems, coverage and access levels for specific programmes and services, the broader determinants of health in the Region and the progress made on reaching the Millennium Development Goals.
  • Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS)
    Delivers company and industry information, financial markets data, and macroeconomic analysis of emerging markets in North Africa (part of MENA) and Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • International historical statistics Africa
    A collection of data sets taken from hundreds of disparate primary sources, including both official national and international abstracts dating back to 1750. This edition provides updated statistics to 2010.
  • Open data for Africa (AfDB)
    Provides access to quality data for managing and monitoring development results in African countries.
  • Statistics South Africa
    Open data portal maintained by the government of South Africa to produce and co-ordinate statistics on its economy and citizens and to assist in evidence-based policy making. Data and publications based on a variety of census and survey sources are available and may be searched according to key themes, locations and indicators.
  • The World Bank - Statistics in Africa (also available via the UKDS)
    The site brings together information and resources dealing with statistics on Africa, both from within the World Bank and from many other sources identified by World Bank staff.

Further resources on this theme may be found by using SOLO, OxLIP+ and the relevant library LibGuides.

Recommendations for additions to this list are always welcome. Please use the form of the right or email the Bodleian Data Library with suggestions.

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