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ERIC Number: EJ1055390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
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ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
Measuring Africa's E-Readiness in the Global Networked Economy: A Nine-Country Data Analysis
Ifinedo, Princely
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v1 n1 p53-71 2005
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 neighbors--has a poor e-readiness score; on the other hand, North 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.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site: http::ijedict.dec.uwi.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Botswana; Cote d'Ivoire; Egypt; Ghana; Kenya; Mauritius; Nigeria; South Africa; Tunisia