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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

Exploring Africa’s digital platforms: Insurance in e-hailing
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Africa’s digital future: Policy scenarios
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Africa’s digital platforms and financial services
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How are African digital platforms shaping the economic development conversation?
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The potential of digital platforms as distributors and enablers of insurance in Africa
The past decade has seen the emergence of digital platforms. These digital platforms (also known as multi-sided platforms) connect buyers and sellers [...]
Democratising KYC requirements
Paul Damalie, CEO of Inclusive Innovations Inc., and winner of the Ghana leg of DataHack4FI Season 2, explains how he is growing his digital [...]
African digital platforms and the future of digital financial services
As societies and economies change, so should the financial products that serve them The insight2impact facility in partnership with Research ICT [...]
Into Africa: Digitisation and financial services
A publication for Capital Markets in Africa Digitalisation: Africa's future "Across Africa, eCommerce platforms flanked by payments, logistics, [...]
The rise of African digital platforms
Early findings from our African digital platforms and the future of financial services research An increasingly digital and connected Africa is [...]
African digital platforms and the future of financial products
As societies and economies change, so should the financial products that serve them. Financial products help us manage our lives. They enable us to [...]