Demand for Digital Skills in Sub-Saharan Africa

Key Findings from a Five-Country Study: Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Rwanda

The study was conducted jointly by IFC and the World Bank as part of the Digital Economy for Africa (DE4A) initiative under the broader umbrella of the Human Capital Project (HCP) framework. The DE4A initiative seeks to harness the digital technologies and innovation to transform Africa’s societies and economies to promote Africa’s integration, generate inclusive economic growth and stimulate job creation. The HCP aims to accelerate more, and better investments aimed at better equity and economic growth.

The work on the Digital Skills Country Action Plan was made possible by the generous support of the members of the Digital Development Partnership – the World Bank’s program helping developing countries leverage innovation and technology to solve their most pressing challenges.