The African continent faces a myriad of data challenges in that the emanating data used for decision making is quite often "dirty"
and in order for organisations and governments to make the most out of the available data, such data must be accurate, timely,
disaggregated and readily available. Therefore data, and especially data of good quality, is of utmost importance for accurate
planning, funding and evaluating its activities.
Data collection on paper is still the standard widely used. Such data is hardly digitised and often erroneous.
Data is often less ordered whether it is textual or non-textual unlike other items like spreadsheet pages, database tables or other linear or ordered data sets.
Data across numerous systems and data sets usually has inconsistencies, is often inaccurate and not timely.
Data collection mechanisms tend to be expensive to collect, automate and enhance.
Cost intensive data
Data is usually scattered across different systems and databases as opposed to being centrally domiciled.
Data tends to be inaccurate, misleading and unreliable