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Friday, 16 November 2018 15:20

Bridging the digital divide and supporting increased digital trade: country case studies

Written by  Shamel Azmeh & Christopher Foster

    GEGAfrica Discussion Paper, November 2018

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    This discussion paper explores policy experiences in the digital economy and digitalization through detailed study of two selected countries, Brazil and Indonesia. These two countries have been identified as examples of emerging nations that are adapting their policy frameworks to the processes of digitalization and have been relatively successful in terms of expanding infrastructure and digital inclusion and supporting digital start-ups. Policy reviews of these countries highlight a rich array of digital policymaking, which in both countries is moving away from a narrow focus on Internet access to broader considerations of addressing the challenges of integrating digital technology throughout the economy.

    Authors: Shamel Azmeh and Christopher Foster