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Measuring Africa's e-readiness in the global networked economy: A nine-country data analysis

Princely E. Ifinedo, University of Jyväskylä, Finland


Abstract
This paper assesses the integration of Africa into the global economy by computing the e-readiness for nine African countries. The measuring tool used is simple and incorporates a variety of indicators used by comparable tools. Overall, the mean e-readiness of Africa is poor in comparison to other economies. Particularly, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) - with the exception of South Africa and its neighbours - has poor e-readiness score; on the other hand, Northern African countries fared better than those in SSA. Furthermore, the paper highlights areas of relative strengths where policy makers in the region could exploit as efforts are made towards integrating Africa into the global networked economy.


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