Digitalisation and the Future of Manufacturing in Africa

Karishma Banga and Dirk Willem te Velde, March 2018 DOWNLOAD REPORT DOWNLOAD BRIEF   The growing digitalisation of economies and the associated rapid spread of advanced technologies like 3D printers, robots and cloud computing, is having a significant impact on manufacturing production globally. While the digital divide between developed and developing countries (particularly those in …

What is the Gender Digital Divide, and Why Should it Matter for the SDGs?

This commentary by the World Wide Web Foundation was originally published on the SDG Knowledge Hub managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a landmark opportunity for countries to close the digital gender divide. When UN member states committed to the SDGs, they pledged to: Achieve universal affordable …

Global Digital Divide & Solutions in 6 Graphics

Photo credit: Onlyyouqj – Freepik.com   113 million people will join the ranks of the world’s 3.6 billion internet users by 2020, according to a new report by the United Nations’ telecom agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).   The largest portion will come from Latin America, followed by emerging countries in the Asia-Pacific, notably China, …