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After Access: The state of ICT in South Africa

By | 2018-09-14T12:33:08+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Categories: Africa Digital Policy Project, Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys|

Increasing Internet connections suggests a bridging of the digital divide yet, as more people are connected, digital inequality paradoxically increases. Inequality exists not only between people online and offline, but also between those who have the skills and financial resources to use the Internet optimally, and those who do not. Without policy interventions to reduce these disparities offline [...]

We can’t tell if we’re closing the digital divide without more data

By | 2018-08-21T16:27:03+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys|

In the blog post for the World Economic Forum, Dr Alison Gillwald critically takes a look at the evidence challenge for developing countries in order to close the digital divide.  The blog highlights that in pre-paid mobile markets the only way to obtain such data is through nationally representative demand-side surveys, such as the AfterAccess [...]

Vacancy-Research Manager

By | 2018-07-02T15:50:20+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys, Measuring Broadband Performance in Africa, RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Research ICT Africa conducts research on digital policy and regulation that facilitates evidence-based policy making for improved access, use and application of ICT for sustainable development in Africa and in the Global South and we are looking for a Research Manager to join our team! Key responsibilities of the job include: Research management and leadership (50%) [...]

Opportunity alert: Data Scientist/Analyst

By | 2018-01-22T10:32:21+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys, Measuring Broadband Performance in Africa|

Do you want to be at the pulse of digital policy in Africa? Do you have ideas about how data can be used innovatively to develop an evidence base for policymakers to ensure digital inclusion and contribute to sustainable development? Are you comfortable moving between economic and social indicators and technical measurements and big [...]

After Access highlights: Using evidence from the Global South to reshape our digital future

By | 2018-01-26T14:19:57+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys|

After Access highlights: Using evidence from the Global South to reshape our digital future Research ICT Africa conducted informal sector, household and individual surveys in seven African countries- Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda and Mozambique in 2017. The surveys are part of a global initiative on producing much-needed quality data on ICT [...]

State of ICT in Lesotho

By | 2018-02-06T20:45:39+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , |

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. The five-year National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP) 2012/13 - 2016/17 identified ICTs as the backbone of a modern economy [...]

What is the state of micro-work in Africa? A view from seven countries

By | 2018-04-19T14:39:46+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Categories: ICT Access and Use Surveys|

Digitisation and networked communications are increasingly touching all aspects of modern life and all sectors of the economy. Among them is employment, which has served as a key organising principle for society since the industrial revolution. Currently, several forces are reshaping traditional employment and more generally how labor markets operate. Because of the development [...]

Onkokame Mothobi participating in ITU Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators (EGTI)

By | 2017-09-12T21:04:46+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys, RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

The 8th Meeting of the Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators (EGTI) is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 12-13 September 2017. The meeting will be organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and hosted by ITU. The EGTI meeting will be held back-to-back with the 5th Meeting of [...]

Cost of smartphones continues the digital divide in Tanzania

By | 2017-09-06T19:04:02+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Categories: ICT Access and Use Surveys, RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Cost of smartphones continues the digital divide in Tanzania Tanzania is ranked fourth among 49 African countries when comparing the cheapest 1GB of prepaid mobile data, yet the Internet penetration rate remains low at 30%. A nationally representative ICT Survey recently completed by Research ICT Africa (RIA) finds 43% of Tanzanian population does not own [...]

After Access Surveys – Questionnaires, Methodology, and Timeframe

By | 2017-12-15T14:35:51+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: ICT Access and Use Surveys|

After Access Household, Individual and Business surveys - 2017/18 In fulfilling its mission to create an evidence base for ICT policy making across Africa, Research ICT Africa is conducting informal sector, household and individual surveys in seven African countries. RIA has been developing and gathering universal indicators on ICT access and use for over a [...]