Recent Submissions

  • Digitalization and Financial Data Governance in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities 

    Ndemo, Bitange; Mkalama, Ben (African Economic Research Consortium, 2022-06)
    Digitalization has transformed global financial markets and is quickly emerging as an avenue for future economic development. However, due to the dynamic nature of the digitalisation processes, ubiquitous challenges ...
  • The Economics of Blockchain Within Africa 

    Thegeya, Aaron (2022-02)
    The advent of blockchain technology offers massive potential for revolutionary innovations that address fundamental constraints and market failures across a wide span of sectors in Africa. Blockchain has the ability ...
  • More Than Just a Policy - Day to Day Effects of Data Governance on the Data Scientist 

    Marivate, Vukosi (African Economic Research Consortium, 2022-02)
    The rise of Data Science and its use in public and private spheres also comes with policy considerations that make for an environment that both allows for the creation of data products while taking into account human ...
  • Data Regulation in Africa: Free Flow of Data, Open Data Regimes and Cyber Security 

    B. Ncube, Caroline; Hlomani, Hanani (African Economic Research Consortium, 2022-02)
    The free flow of data, the adoption of open data regimes and cyber security are three major aspects of data regulation that hold the reigns to the potential development of the continent. This policy brief addresses ...
  • Data Protection Legal Regime and Data Governance in Africa: An Overview 

    Babalola, Olumide (African Economic Research Consortium, 2022-02)
    While it is conceivable that African countries have made effort to enact legal framework for data protection and data governance due to the increased use of personal data, compared to the EU General Data Protection ...
  • A Value Chain Approach to Data Production, Use and Governance for Sound Policy Making in Africa 

    Chege, Zachary Mwangi; Wanjohi, Peter Maina (2022-02)
    Myriad of challenges have been cited as the reasons behind under development in Africa. Official statistics have been identified as part of the challenges linked to slow development in Africa since they are largely ...
  • A Data Governance Framework for Africa 

    Ndemo, Bitange; Thegeya, Aaron (2022-02)
    Africa must define a continental strategy and devise a governance framework that maximizes the use of data while ensuring productive cross-border data flows and protecting individual rights. The continent lacks sturdy ...