Africa makes inroads on open development data

SciDevNet: New statistical and open data platforms are being set up to remedy long-standing challenges of development data access across Africa, promising to improve services and increase transparency. Open data on developing countries can be used "to improve the efficiency and coverage of public services in a variety of development sectors such as education, health, transport, energy', says Amparo Ballivian, a lead economist at the World Bank. Open data can also help generate new businesses and therefore......

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