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Overview eTransform Africa


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In this presentation Tim Kelly from the World Bank provides a general …

In this presentation Tim Kelly from the World Bank provides a general
overview about the project and the debate so far in the eTransform Africa project.

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  • 1. eTransform Africa: The strategic application of information and communication technologies in Africa
    EnockYonazi, TundeFafunwa, African Development Bank
    Tim Kelly, Naomi Halewood, World Bank
    Review Workshop, 28-30 June 2011Johannesburg
  • 2. 2
    Impact of ICTs on GDP growth
    Impact of a 10% increase in the penetration of ICTs on GDP per capita, 1980-2006
    • Developing country mobile has 35% greater impact on GDP than developed
    • 3. Broadband has a 57% greater impact than narrowband
  • Objectives of eTransform Africa:
    Take stock of emerging uses and applications of ICTs that are having transformative effects of social and economic development
    Identify key ICT applications (Africa and worldwide) that have the potential for replications and scaling up
    Identify constraints that negatively impact ICT adoption and scaling up, including in policy and regulatory environment
    Commission a representative series of case studies to assist in formulating future ICT sectoral strategy
    Develop a common framework between the World Bank, Africa Development Bank, African Union and donor community for future ICT interventions
  • 4. Objectives beyondeTransform Africa:
    Identification of ICT applications with transformative power (high impact) in each of the sectors and with substantial potential for replication or scaling-up – within country or regionally – through future government and donor operational programs.
    Identification of the various and differing and complementary roles – government, private sector, donor community – in initiating ICT application deployment.
    Identification of policy gaps in creating an enabling environment for easing deployment (supply) and uptake by end-users/beneficiaries (demand stimulation).
  • 5. 5
    Sector studies and experts
  • 6. The Coordinating Project Team
  • 7. Schedule and milestones
    Feb 23-24 Kick-off workshop in Nairobi
    Mid-April Inception Reports (all review meetings completed)
    Mid-May: Chapter 2, Landscape Analysis
    Mid-June: Chapter 3, Africa Scan: Opportunities and Challenges
    June 28-30: Review Workshop in Johannesburg
    End-June: Chapter 4, Deep Dive Into Case Studies
    End-July: Chapters 5 and 6: Recommendations to African and International Stakeholders
    End-August: Final Report on Sector Studies
    End-October: Overview chapter finalized and report published
    November: Launch Event (Tunis?)
  • 8. Basic Structure for Studies
  • 9. Case Studies
  • 10. Idea Management Platform:
  • 11. Workshop structure
    Opening (Tues am)
    Project team
    Sectoral teams
    Cross-cutting themes
    Technical barriers to greater take-up
    Enhancing the regulatory environment
    Capacity-building and skills issues
    Wrap-up (Thurs, pm)
    Recommendations, Synthesis and next steap
    Sectoral reviews
    Agriculture (Tues, 15.15)
    Financial Services (Tues, 16.45)
    Climate change (Wed, 10.00)
    Local ICT Sector (Wed, 11.30)
    Education (Wed, 15.15)
    Health (Wed, 16.45)
    Regional Trade (Thurs, 09.00)
    Public Services (Wed, 10.15)
  • 12. Review structure
  • 13. Cross-sectoral functions
    Overview: BMP
    Review and harmonisation of sector reports
    Synthesis of common elements between reports and Development of Recommendations
    Drafting overview chapter
    Online facilitator: Christian Kreutz
    Ideas platform (
    Blogging and dissemination
    Program Coordinator: TundeFafunwa
    Tracking progress on deliverables
    Organisation of review workshop and launch event
    Project team: AfDB and World Bank
    Project management and follow-up
    Contractual issues
  • 14. Next steps
    Case study chapter (deep dive analysis)
    Due by End June
    Recommendations chapters
    Recommendations to African and international stakeholders
    Due End August
    Overview chapter (BMP)
    August – October
    Public launch of website
    Following review workshop
    Public launch
    November 2011: Dates and venue to be confirmed
    Dissemination program: Dec 2011 – June 2012