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Old Problems, New Solutions: Harnessing Technology and Innovation in the Fight against Global Poverty

"This document comprises several policy briefs 1)The Innovation Revolution and its Implications for Development – the authors explore how technology-driven innovations in finance, management and accountability can catalyze scaled up development inte…

The Evolving Nature of Chinese Telecommunications Investment in the DRC

"ZTE was the first Chinese company to invest in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) telecommunications sector, acquiring a majority shareholding in mobile phone operator, Congo Chine Télécoms (CCT), in 2000. CCT is popular with low-income users …

A Review of Methodology for Assessing ICT Impact on Development and Economic Transformation

"The objective of this study is to investigate the impact and implications of ICTs on economic development and trans-formation in Africa. Assessing the impact of ICT will address two dimensions (i)Iden-tifying the impact of ICT production and use in…

Human Capital Development Programme for Effective ICT in Africa

"This paper examined how to develop an ICT strategy for Africa, with particular reference to its human capital, in order to enable it to pursue a similar path of development. A specific task of this framework paper is to form a basis for several co…

ICTs and Industrial Development: Transformation and Employment Generation

"The paper is organized as follows: In the section that follows we provide a brief background on the status of ICTs in Africa albeit partially. Africa is largely disconnected from global markets due in large to the digital inequality that affects Af…

Harnessing Africa’s digital potential: New tools for a new age

In 2018 and beyond, digitization will provide an important avenue for African economies to leapfrog not only financial development but also development across other sectors of the economy. There are infinite opportunities on the digital platform, an…

Is digitalisation de-Africanising African public diplomacy? A philosophical reflection

Over the years, Black African scholars, critics and politicians have popularised the belief that digital cultures are essentially western forces contributing to the westernisation of the African continent. This belief follows from at least two somew…

Assessing Digitalization and Data Governance Issues in Africa

In the past decade, digitalization and digital technology adoption have become increasingly pervasive in most African countries. These developments promise life-changing benefits for consumers, businesses and governments, and enormous gains in terms…

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