In the latest issue of the online journal Africa in Fact, journalist Raphael Obonyo interviewed experts, including Johannes Jütting, Executing Head of PARIS21, about Africa’s data revolution and the necessary steps to building an effective data ecosystem.

Despite the many challenges they face, African countries have emerged champions of the data revolution, including data consensus that sets out common indicators for measuring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Nevertheless, the African statistical industry still struggles to modernise data infrastructures and to keep-pace with fast-growing technologies amongst other challenges.

Jütting pointed out “that Africa needs user-driven data production, dissemination and communication, to align data with development agenda needs, transform data into specific user understandable information, and for messaging aimed at better decisions,” Obonyo writes.


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