The African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled a landmark initiative (The High 5, within the context of the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy) to accelerate Africa's development over the next 10 years. Under this initiative, the High 5 priority areas of focus in Africa—to light up and power Africa, feed Africa, integrate Africa, industrialize Africa, and improve the quality of life for the people of Africa—form a blueprint for African countries to embark on a course of sustainable transformation.
The High 5 application is designed to give periodic information about the performance of African countries in these priority areas and create opportunities for timely corrective action. It is also intended to serve as a unified tool to help track progress in meeting the High 5 agenda within the Bank and in addressing Africa’s transformative agenda. Through the High 5 application, users can access a wide range of priority-area development data compiled from multiple international and national official sources, perform visual data comparison across time and countries, run ad-hoc analyses, and download results to external formats, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.