Data Africa is an open data platform designed to provide information on key themes for research and development such as: agriculture, climate, poverty and child health across Africa South of the Sahara at the sub-national level. The main goal of the online tool is to present the themes to a wide, even non-technical audience through easily accessible visual narratives.
Benchmarking Research Indiators
The total number of agricultural researchers in Africa South of the Sahara grew by 5.3 percent per year during 2010–2014. The countries with the highest level of growth (in relative terms) were Chad, Ethiopia, Niger, Mauritania, and Sierra Leone. In contrast, seven countries reported near-zero or negative annual growth rates during this period.
Gender and Agricultural Research
Female agricultural researchers, professors, and senior managers offer different insights from their male counterparts. This portal provides detailed sex-disaggregated data on human resources in agricultural research, thereby offering an essential tool to decision-makers and research managers to set priorities and benchmarks, and to monitor progress over time.
SPEED Interactive tool
Transparency is essential to effective public spending and achieving development goals. The Statistics on Public Expenditures for Economic Development (SPEED) database contributes to transparency by providing an open access interactive tool for analyzing public expenditure data. The tool allows users to explore spending data for the period 1980–2012 collected from 147 countries.
HarvestChoice generates knowledge products to help guide strategic decisions to improve the well-being of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa through more productive and profitable farming. To this end, HarvestChoice has developed and continues to expand upon a spatially explicit, landscape level evaluation framework.
The database includes varietal release and adoption estimates for eleven CGIAR mandated crops across 15 countries: 134 crop-country-combinations (CCCs) in the South, Southeast, and East Asia region. Data were collected by the CGIAR Centers (CIAT, CIMMYT, CIP, IRRI and ICRISAT) and their national partners.