eTransformation

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eTransformation
:

The

Transformational

Use


of

Information

and

Communication


Technologies
in

Africa

10 January 2013

www.eTransform Africa.org

ICT Opportunity

6 billion+

mobile
users

worldwide

5 billion
users in
emerging and
developing countries

Two
-
thirds of
adults
in sub
-
Sahara
Africa have a mobile
phone

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Joint study by
African
Development Bank
and World Bank in
collaboration with
Africa Union


Made possible by
the Korean Trust
Fund on ICT4D


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The Report

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Take stock
of emerging uses and applications of ICTs
that are having transformative effects of social and
economic development


Share Experiences


Identify key ICT applications
(Africa and worldwide)
that have the potential for replications and scaling up


Brainstorm what works


Identify constraints
that negatively impact ICT
adoption and scaling up, including in policy and
regulatory environment


Identify and overcome
obstacles


Develop a
common framework
among stakeholders,
development partners and the donor community for
future ICT interventions
--

Collaborate


Objectives

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Sector

Focus Areas

Agriculture

Traceability technologies (RFID) in cattle

Water management

for irrigation

Climate
Change

Adaptation

Climate change adaptation, exploration of
applications, tools and systems for
adaptive action

Education

Open schools through mobile
technologies, education networking,

monitoring student and teacher
attendance

Financial
Services

Mobile banking, cloud computing,

Health

Mobile health, tracking

patients,
monitoring health clinics

Local ICT
Sector

Business Process Outsourcing,

mobile
and online payment platforms, e
-
commerce

Modernizing
Government

Citizen/community interface,
eFiling

for
tax collection, link online payment system
to IFMIS

Trade and
Regional
Integration

Linking

regional trade entities (
eg

COMESA, ECOWAS, SADC)
,

logistics,
transparent flow of goods, customs
standardization

Sectors and Case Studies

Both World Bank and
AfDB

have

recently developed
new Strategies based around Transformation

Three Pillars of WBG ICT

Strategy


Innovate


Support ICT innovation for
jobs and competitiveness


Promote ICT skills to develop competitive IT
-
based service industries in selected countries


Promote ICT
-
enabled productivity gains across
industries


Connect


Scale up affordable access to
broadband internet


Support policy and institutional reforms for
private investment in broadband


Selective support of PPPs in frontier markets to
promote affordable access for all


Transform


Use ICT to transform
service delivery across sectors


Promote open and accountable development
using open government, open data, and aid
accountability


Transform service delivery using ICT
applications in economic and social sectors, and
establishing cross
-
sector foundations



Supporting

regional

integration


Supporting

the

Private

Sector


Improving

Governance

and

Accountability

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The mobile phone
has
revolutionized
communications in Africa


The African mobile
market
is now larger than
either EU or USA

Mobile decade

Mobile
subscriptions
(millions)

Annual % change in GDP, SSA


Africa’s “mobile
decade”
has driven
it’s economic growth


2000: 16m subs


2011: 649m

subs

Source: ITU.

Source: World Bank.

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Empowerment


ICTs are empowering the
lives of Africans
and are
driving entrepreneurship,

innovation and economic
growth


Its not about the
phone or the
computer.
Its about
the applications and
the information they

deliver

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ICTs can ease
cross
-
border
communications,
financial transactions
and sharing of data and
information
and have
a
catalytic impact upon
regional
integration and
trade facilitation


The deployment of ICTs
and the development of
applications must be
rooted in the realities
of local circumstance
and diversity

ICT 4 D

Source: Pyramid Research.

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Governments have an
important role to play
in
creating an enabling
environment and in acting as
a lead client for large
-
scale
ICT
-
based programs



Effective use of ICTs requires
cross
-
sectoral

collaboration
and an multi
-
stakeholder
approach, based on
open
data and open innovation

The report profiles the South
African Revenue Service
(SARS)
eFiling

tax system as
an example of government
leadership in ICT applications

www.opendata.go.ke


Africa is right at the start of its growth curve

ICT Programs

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The World


Bank and the
AfDB

already
have
considerable

ICT invest
-

ments

in Africa


But, projects

are generally

piecemeal,


rarely


transformational, and are only a drop in the ocean
compared with what could be achieved


This project creates a
platform for change

ICT Investment

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SSA Portfolio






ICT Sector Strategy, 2012
-
15
:


Connect:

US$575m in 11
ongoing projects in RCIP,
WARCIP and CAB, and

15 N
-
LTA programs


Innovate:
2 N
-
LTA

Programs


Transform:
US$100m in
eGovernment

programs in 2
projects, plus 16 N
-
LTA


eTransform

programs
include

eAgriculture

in Cote d’Ivoire,
eProcurement

in Rwanda,
Open
Gov

in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, and community
programs in Sierra Leone, Senegal and Tanzania

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Both the World Bank
Group and the African
Development Bank stand
ready to assist our
Member Countries in the
Transformational Use of
ICTs across African
Society and Economy