Bloomberg: Data Can Fuel Africa's Economic Growth

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Bloomberg: Data Can Fuel Africa's Economic Growth

By Mike Bloomberg
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Monday, November 28, 2016 - 3:10pm

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Originally posted on Standard Digital.

Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and one of the most promising regions for international investment. This growth could be accelerated by addressing a fixable problem: lack of good data.
 Reliable, accessible data plays a critical role in any economy. 

Investors require data before making decisions, and the more complete and up-to-date the data, the greater their willingness to invest. Data also helps public officials make sound decisions that promote growth and innovation, and enables citizens to hold government and business accountable. 

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