Harnessing ICT, Science and Technology for Development (ISTD) in Africa: ECA ICT activities: progress report 2007-20008
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
African Information Society Initiative(AISI);
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The study examines efforts made by member States on job creation taking advantage of the potential of ICT in developing an information economy. It also recommends that African countries position themselves, on outsourcing especially, taking advantage of low wages, multi-lingual environments, favourable time zones, large pools of ICT graduates, diaspora awareness and improved ICT infrastructure.