Does China Have an African Technology Company Strategy?

Does China Have an African Technology Company Strategy?

Published on: Oct 26 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Does China Have an African Technology Company Strategy?
Strides taken by Chinese national champions undertaking extraction and infrastructure projects in Africa are not short of the media spotlight and scholarly scrutiny. When talking about their venture to Africa, the experience...
Lessons Learned from China’s Crackdown on Big Tech Companies

Lessons Learned from China’s Crackdown on Big Tech Companies

Published on: Jun 15 2023 by Richard Heeks - 1 Comment
China’s digital economy can be categorised into three phases: A more open phase starting in the 20th century that encouraged foreign investment and collaboration; A focus on state support to build national and then global...
4 Ways Emerging Technology Is Transforming Government Accountability

4 Ways Emerging Technology Is Transforming Government Accountability

Published on: Jun 07 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Ways Emerging Technology Is Transforming Government Accountability
In a world where digital tools have come to mediate much of social and political life, navigating technological change will be key to sustaining democracy for the future. The business of governing is undergoing dramatic...
Apply Now: $100,000 OpenAI Grants for ChatGPT Artificial Intelligence Rules

Apply Now: $100,000 OpenAI Grants for ChatGPT Artificial Intelligence Rules

Published on: Jun 05 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $100,000 OpenAI Grants for ChatGPT Artificial Intelligence Rules
Artificial intelligence will have significant, far-reaching economic and societal impacts. Technology shapes the lives of individuals, how we interact with one another, and how society as a whole evolves. Decisions about...
Lessons Learned from Driving Digital Transformation in LMICs

Lessons Learned from Driving Digital Transformation in LMICs

Published on: Apr 19 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Lessons Learned from Driving Digital Transformation in LMICs
Much has—quite rightly—been said and written about governments connecting better with their citizens. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all governments around the world were pushed to provide education to students online,...
5 Insights on Using Algorithms in Government Service Delivery

5 Insights on Using Algorithms in Government Service Delivery

Published on: Mar 01 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Insights on Using Algorithms in Government Service Delivery
It’s easy to be seduced by the power of algorithms to deliver public services. Do you want to target beneficiaries of government programs and services precisely and accurately? Well, there’s an algorithm for that. This...
Applying US Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights to African Countries

Applying US Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights to African Countries

Published on: Dec 08 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Applying US Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights to African Countries
Regulation of artificial intelligence is the need of the hour. The release of The Blueprint for An AI Bill of Rights (AIBoR) by the US White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is fitting. The Blueprint adds to...
We Should Move From Digital Development to Digital Transformation

We Should Move From Digital Development to Digital Transformation

Published on: Oct 27 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
At the recent event exploring How Mobile Phones are Catalyzing an African Revolution, I was excited to hear Christopher Burns expanding on the idea that we are now transcending the digital revolution – moving from digital...
Are Your Digital Development Results in USAID’s DEEM Database?

Are Your Digital Development Results in USAID’s DEEM Database?

Published on: Sep 28 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Are Your Digital Development Results in USAID’s DEEM Database?
USAID created the Digital Strategy Digital Ecosystem Evidence Map (DEEM) to give us a searchable database and world map of digital development evidence from across the digital ecosystem. DEEM provides USAID staff, implementing...