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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. Th...

Using Information Communication Technology (ICT) to Enhance Socio-Economic Development - Implications for Capacity Development in Africa

A hallmark of the new globalization, the adoption of ICT — computers, mobile phones and broadband connectivity — is now a key determinant of international competitiveness, prosperity and living standards. Earlier apprehension has given way to opti...

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Peace Studies in Africa: Lessons, Prospects and Challenges

'A report on the proceedings of the Fourth International Africa Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 25 and 26 July 2014. The 2014 conference was organised under the theme ‘Alternative dispute resolution ...

Mapping Multistakeholderism in Internet Governance: Implications for Africa

From an African perspective, Internet governance requires not only an understanding of the unevenness in access to and use of the Internet, but also of the disparities between developed and developing countries’ abilities to effectively participat...

The State of ICT in South Africa

There is extensive evidence now that, as technology evolves from basic voice services to that of broadband, the value of networks increases exponentially with significant multiplier effects impacting positively on economic growth and individual we...

The Role of Information Communication Technology to Enhance Property Tax Revenue in Africa: A Tale of Four Cities in Three Countries

Information communication technology (ICT) is an important tool to support local governments in their efforts to more efficiently administer property taxes and other own source revenues. Increasingly, developing countries, including those in Afri...

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

Tanzania’s score on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Networked Readiness Index (NRI) was low (ranked 118 in 2012) and it continues to lag behind countries such as Uganda (107), Nigeria (104) and Kenya (81). Use is particularly poor amongst indivi...

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

The growth of the ICT sector in Mozambique is driven by the economic development trends that characterise the country today, with special emphasis on so-called “mega-projects” and the exploitation of the newly discovered mineral and energy resourc...

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 compariso...

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 i...

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 rang...

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 serv...

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 acces...

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

The general finding after data collection and analysis it is that there has been no significant breaking of new ground in recent years in terms of ICT sector performance in Cameroon. While some sector dimensions have seen some slight improvement, ...

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 o...

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