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Lifting the Veil on ICT Gender Indicators in Africa

Gender equality has been identified as critical to the realisation of knowledge societies. This has been reflected in policy commitments at both global and national levels. The increased take up of information and communication technologies (ICTs), …

The State of ICT in Lesotho (2016)

While Lesotho has made significant progress towards its national vision of 2020, it faces several challenges as a small landlocked, lower-middle income country, with mountainous terrain and low population density outside of the capital, Maseru. The …

La Pauvreté Numérique en Afrique Subsaharienne: une Analyse à partir de Données Micro / Digital Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Analysis from Micro Data

The aim of this study is to construct an indicator for measuring digital poverty with application to data collected from households in 17 African countries. Results show high incidence rates which vary by country. A hierarchical model highlights th…

Understanding what is Happening in ICT in Kenya: A Supply- and Demand-side Analysis of the ICT Sector

The purpose of this RIA ICT SPR, as with the other 11 national SPRs conducted by RIA network researchers in 2012, is to enrich the evidence base supporting ICT sector developments in selected African countries – in order to better enable comparison …

Understanding what is Happening in ICT in Uganda: A Supply- and Demand-side Analysis of the ICT Sector

Uganda’s information and communication technology (ICT) sector has continued to grow over the last few years, driven especially by demand for both mobile voice and mobile internet services, with the ICT sector contributing 6% of the national GDP in …

Understanding what is Happening in ICT in South Africa: A Supply- and Demand-side Analysis of the ICT Sector

While the South African information and communication technology (ICT) sector continues to demonstrate dynamic growth, particularly as driven by the mobile sector, the growth has not met the national objective of affordable access to the full range …

Understanding what is Happening in ICT in Nigeria: A Supply- and Demand-side Analysis of the ICT Sector

The Nigerian telecommunications market is fully liberalised, highly competitive, and evolving with time. Since 1992, a wide range of regulatory initiatives has been undertaken to open up the market to private operators to provide products and servic…

Understanding what is Happening in ICT in Ghana: A Supply- and Demand-side Analysis of the ICT Sector

Many countries see information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a necessary foundation for sustained, long-term socio-economic development. Consequently, such countries have developed policies and strategies to harness the potential of ICT. …

Understanding what is Happening in ICT in Ethiopia: A Supply- and Demand-side Analysis of the ICT Sector

As demonstrated in Asian and European telecommunication systems characterised by adequate budgets and efficient administration, a state monopoly in the right circumstances can make rapid and major strides towards universal telecommunications access.…

Understanding what is Happening in ICT in Botswana: A Supply- and Demand-side Analysis of the ICT Sector

Botswana has experienced radical changes in its information and communication technology (ICT) institutional and regulatory framework since the year 2006 when the market was liberalised to allow internet service providers (ISPs) to provide voice ove…

The State of ICT in Nigeria 2018

At a time when the ICT sector is most needed to bolster Nigeria’s ailing national economy, the sector finds itself under considerable political and regulatory pressure, with the country sliding down global indices and some players even preparing to…

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