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The ICT sector can make evidence-based policymaking a reality for Africa

The ICT sector can make evidence-based policymaking a reality for Africa

The ICT sector can make evidence-based policymaking a reality for African governments. Policymaking is fraught with uncertainties and political considerations. Research-based evidence has to compete with many other factors in government decision making, but policymaking based on evidence is gaining importance in several African countries. In the face of dwindling official development aid and competing…

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Rwanda Firmly Positions Itself On Africa’s Tech Hub Map

Rwanda Firmly Positions Itself On Africa’s Tech Hub Map

Rwanda Firmly Positions Itself On Africa’s Tech Hub Map By Laurent Lamouth founder of LSL World Initiative In recent years governments across Africa have prioritised investment into the technology industry. With tech hubs growing across the continent by 40% this year. Africa’s technology ecosystem experienced rapid growth with 618 active tech hubs providing “the backbone…

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A Thriving Informal Sector Is A Good Thing For Africa

A Thriving Informal Sector Is A Good Thing For Africa

A Thriving Informal Sector Is A Good Thing For Africa Most developing countries have a thriving informal sector, but governments are constrained when it comes to regulating this sector so that it can contribute to the formal economy. However, for most informal business owners registering a business is at best arduous, with a drawn-out application…

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Harnessing Technology For More Effective Governments

Harnessing Technology For More Effective Governments

Harnessing Technology For More Effective Governments In 2015, when I created LSL, my goal was to provide solutions for governments to overcome debt and achieve sustainable development. My experience in government taught me some valuable lessons.  One of these lessons is the power of technology.  It is one of the critical drivers for any government…

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Education for all children in Africa is possible with Innovative Financing.

Education for all children in Africa is possible with Innovative Financing.

Education for all children in Africa is possible with Innovative Financing. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), approximately 18 million children, or almost one-third of the world’s 61 million children of primary school age, do not attend school. Prominent in UNICEF’s very first global “out-of-school” ranking are those countries in Africa which are…

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Haiti’s miraculous transformation has lessons to be learned for South Africa.

Haiti’s miraculous transformation has lessons to be learned for South Africa.

Haiti’s miraculous transformation has lessons to be learned for South Africa. There are clear lessons to be learnt from this ground-breaking and transformational work in Haiti, and I believe the government of South Africa could apply LSL’s innovative financing for development model, but specifically tailored to South African requirements so that significant additional revenues could…

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