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BRIEF February 10, 2020

Digital Economy Country Diagnostics for Africa


  • Digital Economy for Africa (DE4A) country diagnostics provide a snapshot of the state of the digital economy in a given country for each of the five pillars of the DE4A initiative (digital infrastructure, digital public platforms, digital financial services, digital businesses, and digital skills).
  • These diagnostics are part of the World Bank Group’s Digital Economy for Africa Initiative (DE4A) in support of the African Union’s Digital Transformation strategy, which wants to see every African individual, business and government digitally enabled by 2030.
  • The objective of these country diagnostics is to map the strengths and weaknesses of a country’s digital economy and identifies challenges and opportunities for future growth