Uneven access to high quality development data and analysis weakens the ability of development champions, especially those with limited resources, to drive necessary change.
Africa Practice is leading a consortium, together with Code for Africa and iHub to establish a new open data service designed to plug this gap.
Takwimu has been launched, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to provide development champions and storytellers with the best analysis and data available, supporting their work to educate, influence and advocate for change in their communities.
All Takwimu content is visualised and packaged to be easily understood and freely shared. The content includes expert analysis of the key stakeholders, decision processes, policies, organisations and budgets that are driving development outcomes – combined with access to a growing body of national and sub-national statistics in the health, agriculture, education and financial inclusion sectors.