Good stuff.. African Development Bank Group (AfDB), in partnership with Knoema, launched an Open Data for Africa platform aimed at significantly increasing access to quality data necessary for managing and monitoring development results in African countries, including the MDGs. The platform is also meant to be a knowledge center for collecting, accessing, and sharing data and data-driven content.
Open Data for Africa provides users with access to a wide range of development data on Africa managed by the AfDB and other regional and international partners. It also facilitates the collection, analysis, and sharing of data on emerging and crucial development topics such as food security, gender equality, and climate change.[pullquote]The initiative forms part of the worldwide effort to strengthen statistical capacity, articulated in the Busan Action Plan for Statistics (BAPS), which was endorsed by the international community at the High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, which took place in Busan, Korea, from November 28 to December 1, 2011.[/pullquote]