This Note documents the Defense and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa database, a collection of statistics from various sources, chiefly the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The purpose of the database is to clarify the methods and figures used to measure defense spending in various countries by presenting the different data sources and explaining how they were compiled. The statistics in the database cover 41 African countries for the years 1970-1985 and fall under ten main headings: debt, price indexes, income, military expenditures, foreign military presence, government expenditures, national accounts, development assistance, social/political indicators, and weather.
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