Impact of the Internet in Nigeria - Mobile Monday Nigeria

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Impact of the Internet in Nigeria by Dalberg Research - Presented on September 30th, 2013 at MobileMonday Nigeria by Robin Miller

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  • Source: I TU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database
  • Google’s investment in whitespaces; Project Isizwe’s investment to deliver free wi-fi with the city of Tshwane; TEAMS cable PPP in Kenya; etc. Public private partnerships such as the investment in the East African TEAMS cables, Project Isizwe and Google’s use of white spaces are dramatically opening up access
  • Over 60 web based platforms in Africa; International and African solutions competing on mobile…
  • Impact of the Internet in Nigeria - Mobile Monday Nigeria

    1. 1. 1
    2. 2. The good… …the bad… …and the unfulfilled potential 2
    3. 3. The good… 3
    4. 4. Access to affordable infrastructure is increasing 75% >30% 1.38% Mobile penetration in Nigeria. 63% in Africa – growing from 0.5% in 1998 to 63% in 2013 of Nigerians are online and this number is growing… particularly due to mobile internet increase in GDP for every 10% increase in broadband across sub-Saharan African countries “In 10 short years, what was once an object of luxury and privilege, the mobile phone, has become a basic necessity in Africa” Paul Kagame 4 Source: ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database
    5. 5. Innovation is driving infrastructure investment and further extending access 5
    6. 6. Social media is creating millions of connections across the continent, particularly as delivered through mobile enabled devices Web-based Phone enabled (through apps) 6
    7. 7. There is no shortage of innovative ideas and early indications of impact… Our study surveyed over 1300 businesses across four countries and considered more than 900 deployments of Internet enabled solutions across six sectors and eight impact areas 7
    8. 8. Impact is being delivered in both social and economic terms Access to education: Digital books are creating access to reading and learning >10.1M annual page reads in Nigeria and over 190,000 readers across Africa Access to job opportunities: Access to financial services: Correcting information asymmetry eCommerce and payment platforms related to employment options Nearly 1M users No. jobs facilitated 0.87 80K N18bn >40K jobs transacted by Mar2013 facilitated by 2013 0.36 million 0.04 million Total jobs advertised Initial Users after user base first year of operation Users Sep2013 8
    9. 9. Public, private and philanthropic investors are making big bets 9
    10. 10. …the bad… 10
    11. 11. Challenges related to access, innovation, and policy are holding back growth 1. ACCESS 2. SCALE 3. POLICY & INNOVATION <35% Internet penetration in Nigeria We’re suffering from ‘pilotitous’… Are policies driving innovation? Pilots must lead to next wave growth and large scale impact Are policies aligned to fully leverage the information economy to drive growth? <10% African businesses online Technology policy Sectorspecific policy Business/ enterprise policy 11
    12. 12. Reputation of the ICT and general business environment isn’t great 12
    13. 13. …and the unfulfilled potential 13
    14. 14. How do we drive meaningful access? What are the conditions for success? Two key pillars provide the basis for a well-functioning Internet economy: “core infrastructure” and “conditions for use” Core and Usage Index Environmental characteristics Physical infrastructure Means to use Internet infrastructure Business environment Availability Accessibility Usage Index Core Index Citizen demographics Stakeholder characteristics Business demographics Awareness Desire to use Internet infrastructure Attractiveness Countries that wish to reap the Internet’s potential for social and economic gains must continue to invest in infrastructure and the broader ecosystem for innovation. Source: Dalberg research and analysis 14
    15. 15. Continuous investment in infrastructure is critical Mapping of countries based on conditions for Internet use and core infrastructure Sub-Saharan Africa is on the right trajectory but, absent a minimum investment in core infrastructure, countries face a ceiling to progress on usage conditions 15
    16. 16. Three recommendations for Nigeria 1. Impact: Look toward payment platforms to unlock the next wave of African online consumers and translate virtual connections into meaningful economic value 2. Access: Continue to invest in infrastructure by looking for opportunities to align incentives between public and private sector 3. Ecosystem: Invest in creating policy the drives innovation…and explore how ICT can enable that innovation 16
    17. 17. Twitter: _robinmiller Email: robin.miller@dalberg.com17
    18. 18. Dalberg is an advisory firm dedicated to global development Global presence San Francisco New York Washington DC Dakar Bogota Areas of expertise Copenhagen Geneva Mumbai Nairobi Bogota Johannesburg Services provided • • • • • • • • • Analysis of market needs, gaps and opportunities Business case development for new initiatives Creation of innovative financing mechanisms Entry strategies for products and services to emerging and frontier markets Evaluation and performance management Facilitation of public-private partnerships Mobile channel strategy and implementation plans Organizational reform to strengthen accountability, efficiency and effectiveness Policy and advocacy support • • • • • • • • • • Access to finance Agricultural development Capital advisory services Climate change, conservation and energy Education Emerging and bottom-of-pyramid markets Global health Human rights Mobile and ICT applications in development Programs in conflict areas and post-conflict recovery Sampling of clients served World Bank 18
    19. 19. Dalberg’s services address a range development issues, which give us a unique perspective on the application of technology for development 19

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