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Africa Region Sources of Data

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For a complete list of indicators, view the Sub-Saharan Africa Data Profile

Resources for Data on Sub-Saharan Africa Countries

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African Development Indicators: Drawn from the World Bank Africa Database, this publication provides the most detailed collection of development data on Africa in one volume.

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Africa Privatization Database: Almost 7,000 records on current investment opportunities arising from privatization in Sub-Saharan Africa countries and economies in transition.
Investment Climate SurveysInvestment Climate Surveys: Contains data on the investment climate in 71 countries, based on surveys of 40,000 firms. Enterprise surveys measure business perceptions of the investment climate, and can be used to analyze the link to job creation and productivity growth. Privatization DababasePrivatization Database: Provides information on more than 9,000 privatization transactions in developing countries from 1988 to 2003. Search transactions by country, region or sector for a particular time period or for the entire period covered in the database.
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Monitoring Poverty in Africa: Poverty monitoring is taken to be any process designed to gather, store, analyze and disseminate information on the distribution of the living standard within a given society.

Privatization DababasePrivate Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) Project Database: Data on 3,000 projects in 150 low- and middle-income countries. Leading source of PPI trends in the developing world.
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Sub-Saharan Africa Data Profile (PDF): This profile provides a wide range of Sub-Saharan Africa data such as population, life expectancy, prevalence of HIV, GNI per capita, GDP and more.

Statistics in AfricaStatistics in Africa: This site brings together information and resources related to statistics in Africa, both from within the World Bank and from many other sources identified by World Bank staff.
Privatization DababaseDevelopment Gateway Statistics: Find content resources by topic, as well as business opportunities, information on projects, publications, and statistics.MDG Icon Millennium Development Goalsfor Sub-Saharan Africa: The Millennium Development Goals set targets for reductions in poverty, improvements in health and education and protection of the environment.
Investment Climate SurveysData by Topic: Access data tables and resources on a wide range of sectors and themes -- from agriculture to globalization to urban development.WDI iconWorld Development Indicators: Access development information and obtain selected samples from the WDI2006 publication.
Investment Climate SurveysData on Doing Business: Provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement. The Doing Business indicators are comparable across 155 economies. They indicate the regulatory costs of business and can be used to analyze specific regulations that enhance or constrain investment, productivity and growth.Online Data iconOnline Databases: Access to data on Sub-Saharan Africa countries from World Development Indicators and Global Development Finance.
kebKnowledge Economy Benchmarking: The Knowledge Assessment Methodology is an interactive database that provides more than 80 structural and qualitative variables to measure countries' performance on the four Knowledge Economy (KE) pillars: Economic Incentive and Institutional Regime, Education, Innovation, and Information and Communications Technologies.

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