May 1

Funding Announced for African E-Commerce and Fintech Initiatives

The African Development Fund and the Smart Africa Alliance have jointly launched a US$1.5 million project to streamline digital trade and e-commerce policies across 10 African countries.

The Institutional Support for Digital Payments and e-Commerce Policies for Cross-Border Trade (IDECT) Project, as it is known, will evaluate policy gaps in the digital trade and e-commerce ecosystems of Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Uganda, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, the Republic of Congo, São Tomé and Príncipe, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Photo courtesy of World Bank Photo Collection.

Source: Developing Telecoms (link opens in a new window)

Finance, Technology
e-commerce, financial inclusion, fintech, gender equality, MSMEs, skill development, smallholder farmers