Research & Statistics
Africa's 2020 Growth
e-Conomy Africa 2020 Report
Source: International Finance Corporation (World Bank)
The e-Conomy Africa 2020 report is a first-ever collaboration between IFC and Google in generating data and information that elaborates on Africa's internet landscape and its great potential. Also, it details how tech entrepreneurs are creating a resilient and transformative digital economy that is helping boost innovation, create jobs, and reduce poverty.
There are two versions of the report available for download:
2) Full Report
5 years of digital transformation in Southeast Asia in 1 year
Source: Facebook, Bain&Company
Although digital transformation has been underway for some time in Southeast Asia, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition. Due to social distancing measures, more people are adopting home-centric lifestyles and shopping for groceries, clothing, electronics, and furnishing online.
Discover what are some of the consumer trends to take note of and the opportunities available in SEA's booming e-commerce landscape.
Singapore Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam's speech at the Kofi A. Annan Eminent Speakers Lecture at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan.
Source: African Development Bank Group
Singapore's Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam spoke on “Inclusive Growth: Learning from Experience, Partnering for the Future” and “How Africa and Asia can work together for broad-based prosperity”
Mr. Shanmugaratnam commended Africa's diverse economic potential and noted that with the right policies and linkages, Africa can become an indispensable global economic hub.Additionally, Mr. Shanmugaratnam outlined five strategies to underpin Africa’s transformation drive and efforts to build inclusive growth.