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Digital Africa


Ambitions around an increasingly digital and connected Africa, underscored by accelerated digitalisation in response to COVID-19 and technological change, have profound implications for life on the continent.

We are exploring the impact of digitalisation on the:

  • Regulatory environment and governance of data and privacy, digital infrastructure, the digital economy (including employment conditions) and innovations in the financial sector
  • Livelihoods, skills and aspirations of young people
  • Transformation of the financial sector
  • Growth in digital platforms and their role in the economy
  • Innovation enabled through digital technology and related ecosystems
  • Future of Africa (scenarios and forces for a digital Africa)

The Latest in Digital Africa

New partnership: Findexable and Cenfri
Findexable and Cenfri are excited to announce the signing of their new partnership agreement. This partnership is designed to contribute to an [...]
Digital platforms’ role in African digitisation and gig work on the back of COVID-19
Recent research by insight2impact shows the number of digital platforms – virtual marketplaces – in operation across Africa increased by 37% [...]
Emerging trends from Africa’s digital platforms
Africa is experiencing a wave of digital platform businesses emerging and few economic sectors are untouched by their influence. Relying [...]
Maintaining inclusive innovation under COVID-19
In our previous article, we reflected on the different ways that stakeholders can ensure the Cape Town tech ecosystem produces valuable innovation [...]
Cape Town tech ecosystem: Strengthening inclusive innovation in a divided city
“The idea is that tensions and challenges in the city region also point to opportunities for innovation and that effectively harnessing the [...]
How innovation can boost jobs creation
Digital technologies are reshaping economic opportunities in Africa The spread of mobile phones has boosted access to digital financial services, [...]
Using transaction data for financial inclusion policy insights
Policymakers, development organisations and sometimes even private sector players, often rely on financial inclusion data uncovered through consumer [...]
Digital skills in Africa
How can young people in Africa develop the right skills for employment and income in the digital economy? Our landscaping study on digital skills [...]
Sizing the ‘grey economy’: Using geospatial data to uncover the true extent of the MSME sector in emerging markets
The micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector is arguably the biggest employer in many economies, particularly in the developing world. It’s [...]
Digital platforms: unlocking economic inclusion in the rising era of smart mobility in Africa
The movement of Africa’s rapidly growing urban population will be shaped by digital technologies in the era of smart mobility. Smart mobility [...]