Bridging the data-policy gap in Africa

30 April 2021 15:30 - 16:30 (CET)
Bridging the data-policy gap in Africa

The Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) invite you to participate in the launch webinar of the joint report Bridging the data-policy gap in Africa”.

Representatives from the statistical community as well as the policy-making arena will discuss the key findings of the joint publication. It illustrates the need to close data gaps across the African continent, focusing on six solutions to strengthen data supply, build partnerships, improve communications, boost demand, establish data governance and strengthen data literacy.

The webinar is open to all. Pre-registration is not required.

Recommendations as part of a six-point roadmap for bridging the data-policy map include:

  1. Creating a statistical capacity strategy to raise funds
  2. Connecting to knowledge banks to hire and retain talent
  3. Building good narratives for better data use
  4. Recognising the power of foundational data
  5. Strengthening statistical laws to harness the data revolution
  6. Encouraging data use in policy design and implementation

In view of fundamental data gaps in Africa, notably in relation to health and civil registration, PARIS21 and the MIF aim to stress the importance of data for good governance with this new publication. Relying on data-driven and expert analyses of the current data and statistics landscape in Africa, it offers avenues for both governments and national statistical systems to bridge the data-policy gap.

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