Africa’s Development Dynamics uses lessons learned in the continent’s five regions
– Central, East, North, Southern and West Africa – to develop policy recommendations
and share good practices. Drawing on the most recent statistics, this analysis of
development dynamics attempts to help African leaders reach the targets of the African
Union’s Agenda 2063 at all levels: continental, regional, national and local.
The 2021 edition, now published at the beginning of the year, explores how digitalisation
can create quality jobs and contribute to achieving Agenda 2063, thereby making African
economies more resilient to the global recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The report targets four main policy areas for Africa’s digital transformation: bridging
the digital divide; supporting local innovation; empowering own-account workers; and
harmonising, implementing and monitoring digital strategies. This edition includes
a new chapter examining how to finance Africa’s development despite the 2020 global
Africa’s Development Dynamics feeds into a policy debate between the African Union’s
governments, citizens, entrepreneurs and researchers. It aims to be part of a new
collaboration between countries and regions, which focuses on mutual learning and
the preservation of common goods. This report results from a partnership between the
African Union Commission and the OECD Development Centre.
Published on January 19, 2021Also available in: French
Can digitalisation create quality jobs and make African economies more resilient to the global recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic? The 2021 edition of the Africa’s Development Dynamics report draws lessons from the continent’s five regions – Central, East, North, Southern and West Africa – to develop policy recommendations and share good practices.
This virtual, high-level event took place during the PIDA Week on Tuesday, 19th of January 2021.
This web page serves as the statistical annex for the Africa’s Development Dynamics 2021 report, making public the data compiled in the production of the report. Scrolling down, you can view these data within your browser, download summary tables, or access the full dataset of all available indicators going back to 2000. You can also download the Statistical Annex as an Excel file.
All indicators that were chosen for the annex provide national figures for all or nearly all African countries, as well as most countries in the rest of the world. These data are presented both for individual countries, and for certain groupings of countries such as by continent, by region, by income level, by level of development, or by level of natural resource production.
To download all the summary tables in a single Excel file, click here.
Click to download the entire database of statistical indicators, including historic data back to 2000: CSV (compressed) / Excel
The indicators in the Africa’s Development Dynamics Statistical Annex can also be found online through the OECD's online statistical portal at https://stats.oecd.org/ and clicking on "Development", followed by "Africa's Development Dynamics" on the menu.
More information and metadata
Data was obtained from various sources, including harmonised data sets of annual national data from reputable international institutions, as well as some indicators that were calculated by researchers working on the publication. The statistical annex will be updated regularly in order to incorporate the addition of more recent figures, as well as updates and corrections in external data sources. Therefore some differences between figures in the Statistical Annex and figures reported in the publication may reflect changes to the data tables made after the publication of the written report.
For more information on methodology and sources, you may download the following metadata files:
For the list of all statistical indicators, along with their descriptions and methodologies, click here.
For a table showing all countries included in each country grouping, click here.
For the list of all sources of reported data, click here.