Innovation and digital solutions provide immense opportunities for Africa to transform its economies and societies. In some areas – such as mobile money – Africa is already a global leader, but to leverage its potential, African countries need well-informed and equitable digital policies. The continent lags the rest of the world in connectivity, data ownership, privacy and security, digital infrastructure, and broader digital strategies.
Our work on digital policy and innovation is done in partnership with the private sector, civil society, and the African and global development community. We focus on the need for robust digital strategies, strengthening innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems, advancing critical digital infrastructure, and enhancing digital skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Our research, policy advice, and advocacy support African governments to design good innovation and digital policies.
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Technology is fundamental to our day-to-day economic and social well-being. However, nearly 3 billion people still don’t have access to the Internet.
On November 15, ACET and Finance for Development Labs (FDL), in collaboration with the Transformation Leadership Panel (TLP), launched the Amplifying Africa’s Voice initiative, which seeks to amplify Africa’s voice in the dialogue on reforming the global financial a...
Innovation and digital technologies have great potential to create jobs, boost productivity growth, reduce poverty, foster inclusion, and reduce inequality. They are vital for increasing the production of farms, firms, manufacturers, and service providers, and for accum...
The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) is hosting a meeting (May 28) of experts from the European and African Unions to share perspectives on the EU-AU digital partnership and explore potential collaborations.
The Africa Centre for Economic Transformation, in partnership with the National University of Singapore, Microsoft Philanthropies Middle East and Africa, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of South Afr...