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Impact of the internet in Africa. Establishing conditions for success and catalysing inclusive growth in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal

Title: Impact of the internet in Africa. Establishing conditions for success and catalysing inclusive growth in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal
Authors: James Mwangi, Robin Miller, Daniel Tuttle, Daniel Kaplan, Kagwiria Koome, Ata Cisse, Matthew Shakhovskoy, Adam Bradlow, Modou Fall, Rachel-Diane Epoupa, Hans Uldall Poulsen, Daniel Kaplan, Pooja Bhatia, Kerry DeGale
Source: Dalberg
Date (published): 18/04/2013
Date (accessed): 19/04/2013
Type of information: research report
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: This report describes the role of the Internet on the socioeconomic development of Sub-Saharan Africa and its potential going forward. This report defines the scope of economic benefits broadly, including opportunities to drive inclusive growth and to address social and inequality goals. Although it uses a macro-economic analysis to review the underlying enabling conditions, it relies heavily on a broadbased survey of African businesses. It aims to understand the opportunities the Internet has brought these small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the barriers business owners face as they try to tap opportunities, and the Internet’s potential future impact on them. The report includes a micro-level impact analysis of the Internet’s current and potential impact on socioeconomic development across seven sectors.

Africa's Voices Project

Title: Africa's Voices Project
Author: Aventh
Source: Democracy and Governance - Africa, IDS Knowledge Services
Date (published): 04/02/2013
Date (accessed): 25/02/2013
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Africa's Voices is a twelve-month pilot project developed to harness the reach of radio and the spread of mobile phone use to gather citizens’ opinions on governance and development issues. Every month, partnering radio stations across Africa ask their listeners a question about local issues, to be answered through SMS. The information is collected and sent through to the project initiators, the Centre of Governance and Human Rights at the University of Cambridge, for analysis. The information is then shared with the radio stations for future programming from a continental perspective.

East African virtual incubation pilot to launch in Nairobi, Kenya

Title: East African virtual incubation pilot to launch in Nairobi, Kenya
Source: infoDev
Date (published): 17/01/2013
Date (accessed): 18/01/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: On January 25, tech entrepreneurs in rural east Africa will have access to next-tier business incubation through a new pilot program by infoDev and a consortium of regional partners. The pilot will bring virtual incubation services to rural communities in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Broadband key to Kenya’s ICT master plan

Title: Broadband key to Kenya’s ICT master plan
Source: IT News Africa
Date (published): 07/12/2012
Date (accessed): 08/12/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Increased access to high-speed internet can help to bridge the digital divide between developed and developing countries, according to ICT solutions provider, Huawei.

Why M-Pesa Outperforms Other Developing Country Mobile Money Schemes

Title: Why M-Pesa Outperforms Other Developing Country Mobile Money Schemes
Author: Richard Heeks
Source: ICTs for development
Date (published): 24/11/2012
Date (accessed): 26/11/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Why has M-Pesa been so successful in Kenya, yet mobile money initiatives in other developing countries much less so? Recent Centre for Development Informatics research can help provide a systematic response.

Open government in Africa

Title: Open government in Africa
Authors: Chris R. Albon
Source: New Europe Post online
Date (published): 23/09/2012
Date (accessed): 11/10/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: In 2011 the Kenyan government launched a first for Africa: a national open data project. Called The Kenya Open Data Initiative (KODI), the program would eventually release over 400 government datasets on everything from education to sanitation.

Kenya to tax M-Pesa transactions

Title: Kenya to tax M-Pesa transactions
Author: Craig Wilson
Source: Techcentral
Date (published): 08/10/2012
Date (accessed): 09/10/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: M-Pesa, which has more than 14m subscribers in Kenya, could be forced to increase transaction costs by 10% as East African nation’s treasury looks to impose a levy on transactions made using the mobile money transfer service.

Kenya Case Studies in e-Payments

Title: Kenya Case Studies in e-Payments
Author: Loretta Michaels
Source: Accenture Development Partners under the Global Broadband Initiative
Pages: 19 pp.
Date (published): 15/11/2011
Date (accessed): 27/09/2012
Type of information: research report
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: This document describes four case studies on the use of mobile money in Kenya, covering use by a government ministry (The Ministry of Lands), an NGO implementing partner of USAID (PACT), a governmental non-­‐profit institution (Kenya National Examinations Council), and a small microfinance institution that provides financing and technical advisory services (Juhudi Kilimo).

Are Innovation Hubs the Future of Open Government In Africa?

Title: Are Innovation Hubs the Future of Open Government In Africa?
Author: Chris R. Albon
Source: Techpresident
Date (published): 18/09/2012
Date (accessed): 19/09/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: That year the Kenyan government launched a first for Africa: a national open data project. Called The Kenya Open Data Initiative (KODI), the program would eventually release over 400 government datasets on everything from education to sanitation.

Mobile Money for the Unbanked

Title: Mobile Money for the Unbanked
Author: Claire Penicaud
Source: GSMA
Date (published): 06/09/2012
Date (accessed): 13/09/2012
Type of information: online article (two parts)
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: About the opportunity of using mobile money to provide microcredit and on why Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) should be using mobile money.

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