Thursday, February 21, 2013

Full speed ahead: AfDB’s plan for a Pan-African information highway

Source: Devex

The African Development Bank has installed a common information technology platform in 13 countries and the African Union Commission. The work is part of AfDB’s ambitious goal to help create a continentwide information highway.

Launched in November, the program aims to provide live data links between AfDB, central banks, national statistical agencies and line ministries in African countries to help ease the process for gathering and sharing data, while also improving the quality of the country data acquired, AfDB said in a media release on Tuesday (Feb. 19).


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