Governments cannot plan for what they do not know. Or to put it another way, accurate, accessible and intelligible data is critical to inclusive development and governance in Africa.

Reliable data is of particular relevance as the continent grapples with policymaking and governance frameworks that will ensure it reaches the development goals set out in the UN’s 2030 agenda and the African Union’s own agenda 2063.

We look at what it will take for the continent to ensure it is willing – and able – to join the Data Revolution, using technological advances in data collection to its full potential.

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