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SADC not Bridging the Digital Divide

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are recognised by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states as enablers of stronger economic development. Yet, these countries are still grappling with slow and unreliable br…

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…

Les Disparités de Genre dans l’Accès et l’Utilisation des TIC au Sénégal / Gender Disparities in Access to and use of ICTs in Senegal

Women have become, in both developed and developing countries, mayor players in economic and social life. This aspiration of women to participate in economic life is, however, hampered by both their weak capabilities in terms of human capital, but…

Africa's ICT Infrastructure: Its Present and Prospects

Africa’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) deficit is a major brake on its development prospects. Africa lags behind the rest of the world in the reach and quality of its ICT penetration. Investment in the order of $3 billion a year w…

The Timely Decision for Businesses in Uganda to Adopt Modern Technology in the New World Setting

2019 will be remembered as the year the world was hit by an originally unknown and remorseless disease. By 2020, the whole world was locked down because of Coronavirus pandemic. Everything changed including the way businesses are conducted. However,…

Smart Townships will Build Smarter Cities

Techno-utopian views of ‘Smart Cities’ not only perpetuate inequality and negate future urban resilience, they also disregard the user-centric, social-technical criteria that are crucial to classify a city as ‘smart’—where all who reside in the city…

Intelligence Économique et Cyber Criminalité: Impact Sur L’activité Économique en Afrique Centrale / Economic Intelligence and Cyber Crime: Impact on Economic Activity in Central Africa

Experts are more and more unanimous in affirming that information and communication technologies (ICT) occupy an increasingly unavoidable place in the societies of the 21st century. The digital transformation induced by ICTs has thus contributed to …

The Future of Think-Tanks and Policy Advice: An African Perspective

Globally, humans are at crossroads in the 21st century. We are witnessing momentous developments across a spectrum of severe economic challenges, institutional realignments (Brexit), tumultuous climatic changes, socio-cultural and political conflict…

Intelligence Économique et Cyber Criminalité. Impact Sur L’activité Économique en Afrique Central / Economic Intelligence and Cyber Crime. Impact on Economic Activity in Central Africa

Experts are increasingly unanimous in affirming that information and communication technologies (ICTs) are becoming increasingly important in the societies of the 21st century. The digital transformation induced by ICT has thus contributed to econ…

Zambia: Insights into the Data Protection Act 2021

The Zambian Constitution under article 17 provides for the right to privacy including the right not to be searched (person, home or property); not to have possessions seized; not to have information relating to family, health status and private affa…

Uganda Communications Tribunal: Regulations Fall Short of Consulting an Impartial Arbiter

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and National Guidance is in the process of establishing the Uganda Communications Tribunal which is provided for by section 60 of the Uganda Communications Act. According to section 64 of the …

Access and Use of ICT in Budget Transparency and Accountability in Local Governments

In the outbreak of COVID-19, the pursuit of improved e-government services for budget transparency and accountability became the norm in Uganda. The Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) of 2015, Section 12(2) mandates all stakeholders to promote and…

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