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Whitepaper: Strengthening the Quality and Use of Data in Africa

by Commission for AfricaJan 01, 2008

This research paper from University of Alabama at Birmingham provides some background on information systems for the Commission for Africa. It highlights the poor quality of current data available in most parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, discusses the role of information in development, and proposes some recommendations for action for consideration by the Commission for Africa. This research paper terms ’Data’ and ’Information’ refer to any kind of qualitative and quantitative data on national or district level outputs and outcomes.