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Portal of Public Use Datasets on Sub-Saharan Africa

A service provided by the NBER Africa Project

Co-Chairs: Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil

The NBER Africa Project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was a project launched in 2007 to study economic success stories in Sub-Saharan Africa. One goal of the project was to systematize public-use data about the continent. There are hundreds of datasets available on the internet but no easy way to find them, or to know at a glance what they contain.

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This portal is designed to facilitate research on Sub-Saharan Africa by categorizing datasets with tags. For example, if you select "Botswana" and "governance" (hold down CTRL key to select more than one tag) then click search, datasets with both of those tags will appear in the results. For convenience, tags are sorted by type, source, country, and keyword.

By type: DemographicDevelopmentGovernance/institutionsMacroeconomicsNationalSocial indicators

By source: GovernmentMultilateralNon-profitOtherThink tank

By keyword: G-20GDPHIV/AIDSMDGsNational Statistical OfficePPPSMEaccountabilityagricultural technologyagricultureaidbirth ratecapacity buildingchild laborchildrencitizenshipcivil libertiescivil societycolonialcommoditiescommunicationconditional cash transferconflictcorruptioncreditcrisisculturecurrencydebtdecentralizationdemocracydewormingdirect investmentdisabilitydiseasesdrugseconomiceconomicseffectivenessefficiencyelectionsemissionsemploymentempowermentenergyenforcemententrepreneurshipenvironmentequalityethnicityexchangeexchange rateexpendituresexternalfamilyfarmingfertilityfertilizerfinancefinancial marketsfiscalfood securityforeign exchangefreedomfuelgasgendergovernment financesgrowthharmonizationharvestinghealthhousinghuman developmenthuman rightsimmigrationincomeindicatorsinequalityinformalityinformationinfrastructureinnovationinstitutioninsuranceinterest rateinternational investment positioninvestment climateirrigationjournalknowledgelaborlabor forcelandlawlife expectancyliteracyloansmalariamanagementmanufacturingmarketmicrofinancemigrationminingmobilemonetarymoney supplymortalitynational accountsnatural resourcesnutritionoilpeacepolicypoliticalpolitical economypolitical theorypopulationpovertypreventionpricespropertyprosperityprovisionpublicpublic awarenesspublic goodspublic sectorremittancesreservesresourcerightsrisksrule of lawsanitationsavingssciencesecuritiessecurityservice deliverysettlementssexual behaviorsocial changesocial protectionsocial securitysocietysurveillancesustainable developmenttarifftechnologytradetransparencytransportationtuberculosisurbanizationvocational educationwaterworker productivity

By country: AngolaBeninBotswanaBurkina FasoBurundiCameroonCape VerdeCentral African RepublicChadComorosCongo, Dem. Rep.Congo, Rep.Cote d'IvoireDjiboutiEgyptEritreaEthiopiaGabonGambia, TheGhanaGuineaGuinea-BissauKenyaLesothoLiberiaMadagascarMalawiMaliMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMozambiqueNamibiaNigerNigeriaRwandaSao Tome and PrincipeSenegalSeychellesSierra LeoneSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth SudanSudanSwazilandTanzaniaTogoUgandaZambiaZimbabwe

This portal is a continuous work in progress. Suggestions of datasets to add are welcome and encouraged. Please email africa@nber.org.
 
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