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The Bank’s Statistics Department (ESTA) is responsible for generation, management and dissemination of socio-economic data on Regional Member Countries (RMCs). ESTA overarching objective is to position the Bank as the key source of reliable and timely development data on Africa. In this connection, it has significantly improved data management and dissemination within and outside the Bank by installing the Data Portal and Open Data systems – a powerful web-based system that provides all Bank staff and external users with direct and easy online access to a wide range of development data managed by ESTA as well as other organizations. The department also provides support for effective development of statistical capacity and systems in African countries.


The Bank has a range of knowledge products including the African Competitiveness Report and the African Development Report.

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