Africa Sector Database



    Comparative studies of structural change and productivity growth have been hampered by the lack of a large-scale international database on output and productivity trends by sector in Africa. The Africa Sector Database (ASD) provides a long-run internationally comparable dataset for eleven Sub-Saharan African countries from 1960 onwards. Variables covered in the data set are annual series of value added, deflators, and persons employed (split by gender) for ten broad sectors of the economy. The Africa Sector Database is directly comparable to the GGDC 10-sector database for Asia and Latin America
    Date made available2013
    PublisherUniversity of Groningen
    Temporal coverage1960 - 2010
    Date of data production1-Dec-2013
    Geographical coverage11 Sub-Saharan African countries

    Keywords on Datasets

    • Africa
    • Productivity
    • value added
    • deflators
    • employment
    • agriculture
    • mining
    • manufacturing
    • utilities
    • constructiion
    • trade
    • transport
    • business services
    • dwellings
    • government services
    • personal services
    • economy

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