africamonitor: Africa Macroeconomic Monitor Database API

An R API providing access to a relational database with macroeconomic data for Africa. The database contains >700 macroeconomic time series from mostly international sources, grouped into 50 macroeconomic and development-related topics. Series are carefully selected on the basis of data coverage for Africa, frequency, and relevance to the macro-development context. The project is part of the 'Kiel Institute Africa Initiative' <>, which, amongst other things, aims to develop a parsimonious database with highly relevant indicators to monitor macroeconomic developments in Africa, accessible through a fast API and a web-based platform at <>. The database is maintained at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy <>.

Version: 0.2.4
Depends: R (≥ 3.3.0)
Imports: DBI, RMySQL, data.table, collapse (≥ 2.0.0)
Suggests: testthat (≥ 3.0.0)
Published: 2024-01-25
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.africamonitor
Author: Sebastian Krantz [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Sebastian Krantz <sebastian.krantz at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
In views: TimeSeries
CRAN checks: africamonitor results


Reference manual: africamonitor.pdf


Package source: africamonitor_0.2.4.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): africamonitor_0.2.4.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): africamonitor_0.2.4.tgz, r-release (x86_64): africamonitor_0.2.4.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): africamonitor_0.2.4.tgz
Old sources: africamonitor archive


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