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Digitalization and digital skills gaps in Africa: An empirical profile
Brookings
2023.06.01
many ways, by the microelectronics revolution and the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) advances which ensued in the 1970s―have had a profound impact on economies around the world. Ranging from frontier technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things, big data, blockchain, 5G, 3D printing, robotics, drones, gene editing, nanotechnology, and solar photovoltaic―these new technologies have significantly affected the sectors and workplaces of domestic economies around the world. In particular, increased digitalization has resulted in shifts in the nature and functionality of labor markets on both the demand and supply sides. Much of the focus on the relationship between digital technologies and the labour market, however, has been on the developed world. In a world in which digitalization―and the skills associated with digitalization―are becoming increasingly important in the structural transformation of economies, there is limited research aimed at measuring and understanding the nature and extent of digitalization and digital skills gaps in Africa particularly.