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7th Africa DNS Forum: African Digital Economy

By |2019-08-19T18:22:29+02:00Aug 19th, 2019|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys|Tags: , , , , |

Africa has seen an exponential growth of mobile phone adoption over the past decade, to become one of the largest market joining Asia and Latin America. This has led to a lot of great innovations and creative ideas have emerged from the African continent. While Africa can potentially benefit from the digital economy, Research ICT [...]

State of ICT in Mozambique

By |2019-07-10T14:51:59+02:00Apr 4th, 2019|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys|

RIA Policy Paper No. 6, Vol. 5, After Access: The state of ICT in Mozambique Policy paper by Alison Gillwald, Onkokame Mothobi and Broc Rademan. Mozambique has a challenging path ahead if it is to realise the full potential of the ICT sector in developing its economy and to make progress on the information communication [...]

African digital platforms and the future of digital financial services

By |2018-12-04T10:22:35+02:00Dec 4th, 2018|Categories: ICT Access and Use Surveys|

By Renée Hunter, Chernay Johnson and Matthew Dunn This blog was first published on CENFRI As societies and economies change, so should the financial products that serve them. The insight2impact facility ׀ i2i in partnership with Research ICT Africa have created this series of infographics to describe their key findings on multi-sided platforms, and the individuals [...]

WEF: Understanding the gender gap in the Global South

By |2018-11-09T09:57:12+02:00Nov 9th, 2018|Categories: ICT Access and Use Surveys|

By Alison Gillwald for the World Economic Forum Despite there being no accurate data available at the global level to support claims currently being made in various gender and information and communication technology (ICT) indices, it is important to recognise the relevance of equality in access and use of the internet to social and [...]

AfterAccess wins EQUALSinTech 2018 Research Award

By |2018-09-28T15:01:34+02:00Sep 28th, 2018|Categories: Africa Digital Policy Project, ICT Access and Use Surveys|

Aileen Aguero, Alison Gillwald and Helani Galpaya. Credit ITU Flicker On September 22, 2018, AfterAccess was presented with the 2018 EQUALS in Tech Award for research, which honours efforts to close the ICT gender gap through research. AfterAccess was recognized for its contribution to addressing the gender gap through the collection of robust data on [...]

After Access: The state of ICT in South Africa

By |2018-09-14T12:33:08+02:00Sep 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+02:00Aug 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+02:00Mar 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%) [...]

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

By |2018-01-26T14:19:57+02:00Jan 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+02:00Jan 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 [...]