Data on Alcohol and Tobacco in Africa Project


About the Data on Alcohol and Tobacco in Africa (DATA) Project


The Data on Alcohol and Tobacco in Africa (DATA) Project is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and conducted by the Economics of Tobacco Control Project (ETCP) in collaboration with DataFirst, at the University of Cape Town. The project seeks to collect, archive and disseminate tobacco- and alcohol-related time series and cross-sectional economic data. The aim is to provide a single point of access for researchers interested in tobacco and alcohol policies in Africa. In its pilot stage, the DATA Project works to establish relationships with statistical authorities in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Senegal, and South Africa to promote open access to their data and to increase the utilisation of existing data for research and policymaking. The Project’s goal is to expand the project to all Sub-Saharan countries.
Apart from data collected by the Project, we help make alcohol and tobacco data from African countries more visible, through sharing their metadata on our site. A list of other DataFirst datasets with alcohol and tobacco variables can be downloaded here.

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