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1 Africa Development Indicators: Data on Africa, for Africa ESDS December 1, 2008

2 Africa Development Indicators

3 Annual publication Most comprehensive database on Africa More than 1,400 variables Long time series; some variables go back to 1965 Data sources: Offices of National Statistics, WB, IMF, UN System, Surveys, Doing Business, Investment Climate Assessment, WBs Country Policy and Institutional Assessment, etc

4 Hands on: Some questions ADI can answer (1) Example: What countries were the best and worst performers in children under-five mortality percentage change between 1990 and 2004?

5 Hands on: Some questions ADI can answer (2) Q: Is there a relationship between cost to start a business and domestic investment as share of GDP?

6 Hands on: Some questions ADI can answer (3) Q: What was the official current transfers receipts (USD, thousands) of Ethiopia overtime?

7 Q: What was the public spending on education as % of GNI in 1998? Hands on: Some questions ADI can answer (4)

8 Hands on: Some questions ADI can answer (5) What is the GDP per capita of countries whose agriculture share of GDP is in between 25% and 50% and annual exports of agriculture goods amount at least $100m? Country GDP per capita (constant 2000 US$) Benin Burkina Faso Cameroon Ethiopia Ghana Malawi Mali Sudan Tanzania Togo Uganda243.80

9 Hands on: Some questions ADI can answer (5)

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11 Facts you may not have known about Africa All data refer to Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in 2006, unless otherwise stated In 2000–2006 the average GDP per capita growth in SSA was 2.0%, up from –0.7% in 1990–1999. The GDP of SSA was US$744 billion, which was equivalent of 28% of Chinas GDP, 69% of Brazils, 74% of Russias, and 80% of Indias. The economies of South Africa and Nigeria comprised 56% of SSAs GDP. Equatorial Guinea has the highest GDP per capita ($7,470); the Democratic Republic of Congo has the lowest ($91).

12 Facts you may not have known about Africa All data refer to Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in 2006, unless otherwise stated 43.3% of SSAs population is in between the ages of 0 and 14; Uganda has the highest share at this age range (49.3%) and Mauritius the lowest (24%). Children and young people start work earlya quarter of children ages 5–14 are working, and among children ages 10–14, 31% are estimated to be working. Before the age of 24, most female youth have already been married, but in many countries they get married even earlier: In Mozambique, 47% of females were already married before the age of 19; in Chad 49%; in Guinea, 46%; in Mali, 50%; in Sierra Leone, 46%; and in Niger, 62%. Burundi has the highest participation rate of women in the labor force (93.0%); Sudan has the lowest (24.1%).

13 Thank you! Valentina Kalk Manager, Electronic Development Office of the Publisher, The World Bank


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