Africa Data

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AfricaScope has sourced geospatial data for African countries for more than 10 years. We do this to encourage investment and to enable the optimum provision of services and retail outlets. Our information includes demographic, income, and economic  data at the most detailed level. In this regard we are unique.

Administrative boundaries

Administrative boundaries are important in understand a country’s geographic hierarchy

  • AfricaScope provides administrative boundaries for all countries in Africa

  • Administrative boundaries from enumeration area to regional or provincial boundaries are provided

  • Administrative boundaries are obtained from a number sources

  • Administrative boundaries can be created from administrative and other boundaries

Africa Investment Attractiveness

Geospatial information needed to attract investment and ensure Africa's future development

  • AfricaScope sources longitudinal data from global and regional initiatives on specific sectors and indicators

  • The data is mapped in a GIS and can be accessed in a number of easy to use formats including reports or visualization software

  • The data allows users to analyse the information to make informed decisions about investing in African countries and it provides a clear understanding of progress in African countries when it comes to governance and accountability

  • A number of sector specific indicators are included in the database.

Financial access

Access to financial  services and products is fundamental to improving  people’s livelihoods

  • Africascope uses FinScope nationally representative household surveys to map access to finances

  • Indices can be created and mapped, such as the Financial Access Strand 

  • The data can be illustrated using a number of different mapping methods

  • Financial access data can be provided for a number of African countries.



  • Data may require up to three weeks for delivery

  • Data is provided at various spatial levels (e.g. enumeration area, geographical places, county, ward, district and municipality)

  • The comprehensiveness of data may vary depending on the source

  • Request for new data will be considered

Gross Geographic Product (GGP)

GGP provides an understanding of the character of the economy at a local level

  • Africascope sources Gross Domestic Product (GDP) statistics for African countries

  • The GGP is developed using a combination of administrative boundaries, land cover data, geospatial data & household surveys

  • GGP is an important indicator of the market size within the different sectors of the economy


People’s income is key to providing retail services

  • AfricaScope has access to individual and household income data for a number of African countries including Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda

  • Other variables linked to the income data is employment 

  • Using household surveys income and employment data can be provided at detail levels

  • Income data provided by Africascope has been used to identify the network for a major motor manufacturer in Nigeria & Kenya

  • Income data has also been used by a large South African company to understand the markets in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.

Population estimates & Censuses

Current population estimates are the foundation of all analysis

  • AfricaScope sources the latest census data for African countries at the most detailed level possible

  • Using population projections, secondary data sources and household surveys the population is updated to current years

  • Population estimates are needed for planning, provision of services and as sample frames for household surveys.

  • AfricaScope can rapidly capture the census enumeration boundaries for a country and integrate census attribute to create an integrated geospatial solution (eg Tanzania)

Retail census

Knowing the location of retail outlets is key to maximizing market share

  • Africascope has access to retail census data for a number of African countries or capital cities

  • The retail census data includes a wealth of attributes including their trade channel and sub-channels

  • The data can be provided as point data or aggregated to different administrative levels in a country.

  • Retail data can be provided for a number of African countries including Angola, Burkina Faso, Cote d' Ivoire, DRC, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa.

  • Retail censuses can be commissioned for any country in Africa.

  • AfricaScope has a wealth of geospatial data to support the retail census data

  • Data on retail chains can be sourced for any African country