Improving the state of data for development related decisions in Africa remains an imperative for us and a critical success factor for African countries.
About the Data for Development Practice
Good data is a critical ingredient in sound development policy and implementation. Our Data for Development Practice is particularly interested in understanding the drivers for development data and the development and use of Artificial Intelligence. We are interested in ways through which data-informed decisions can be part of business-as-usual in Africa’s governments.
The AI-AI program is focused on providing practical evidence-informed insights to guide public sector institutions in addressing the human capital, sustainable financing and enabling environment challenges that come with accountable and inclusive adoption of in government. Learn more.
Strengthening the enabling environment for AI and development data. This aspect of our work aims to supports improvement of policy and regulatory frameworks for expanded civic space, open government, adoption of global standards for improving digital government services and adoption of international normative frameworks for new technologies.
Growth in human capital development. This aspect of our work supports investment decisions, human resource planning and peer networking for the civi service to ensure the people have the skills, culture and incentives necessary to get their job done.
Sustainable financing for data. While data generation, use and dissemination are core to government, the funding for this is in many instances in constant jeopardy. This aspect of our work aims to support efforts to mobilise domestic resources for sustainable data and AI infrastructure.