Introducing The Boost Africa Initiative, A New Plan To Finance Startups And Early Stage Businesses On The Continent

The Boost Africa Initiative, a unique partnership in support of innovation and entrepreneurship across Africa, was launched last week in Abidjan by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) in partnership with the European Commission. The initiative aims to foster the development of an efficient entrepreneurial…

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Automation Threatens Up To Two-Thirds Of Jobs In Developing Countries, But It Comes With New Growth Opportunities

The increased automation of jobs could threaten millions of jobs in developing countries, undermining the advantage of low wages and facilitating the "reshoring" of industries back to industrialized countries, a new policy brief from UNCTAD suggests.   However, the brief - "Robots and Industrialization In Developing Countries" [PDF] - finds that…

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Local Government Leaders Across Afrika Need To Invest In Technology And Innovation To Drive Growth In Cities

Experts from 21 African countries came together for the annual Senior Experts Dialogue on Science, Technology and the African Transformation Agenda held in South Africa last week. The key discussion point was how innovation can be started at the municipal level, where governments engage directly with communities. Participants agreed that…

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