The report gives a detailed collection of data in Africa ranging from national fiscal and external accounts, millennium development goals, private sectors goals, trade and integration.
The data also includes macroeconomic, sectoral , information communication and social indicators for 53 countries.
In the 2012/2013 report, the African Development Indicator said that for over a decade, Sub-Saharan Africa has been experiencing relatively rapid economic growth, averaging about 5 per cent a year.
Emblematic of the growth is the ICT revolution in Africa, with more than 80 per cent of urban Africans having access to cellphones.
Maktar Diop, vice president of the World Bank, said that “of the 89 million recorded internet users in Sub-Saharan Africa, half of them were in Nigeria. Two countries (Kenya and Nigeria) account for 62 per cent of internet users.”
However, the Seychelles has the highest number of internet users per 100 people.
Africa Development Indicators 2012/13 has been regarded as world banks invaluable tool for analysts and policymakers who want a better understanding of Africa’s economic and social development.