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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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Funding Development One Penny at a Time.

Funding Development One Penny at a Time.

For many countries, financing large scale development projects that would see the improvement of infrastructure, education, healthcare and the overall well-being of its citizens, is an ongoing challenge. Its not cheap, and these project are often long-term, lasting many years.

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