Decline In Public Data Threatens Progress On SDGs In Africa, Ibrahim Foundation Report Says

Devex: Data gaps threaten achievement of development goals in Africa
“Data gaps across the African continent threaten to hinder the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, according to the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s first governance report released on Tuesday. The report, ‘Agendas 2063 & 2030: Is Africa On Track?’ based on an analysis of the foundation’s Ibrahim index of African governance, found that since the adoption of both of these agendas, the availability of public data in Africa has declined. With data focused on social outcomes, there has been a notable decline in education, population, and vital statistics, such as birth and death records, which allow citizens to access public services…” (Jerving, 10/15).