Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has one of the widest mobile gender gaps of any region. While the mobile gender gap is higher in South Asia, considerably less progress has been made in SSA than in South Asia in the last three years.
The mobile gender gap varies greatly across Asia. South Asia has the largest mobile gender gap of any region worldwide, while the most digitally mature LMICs in East Asia & Pacific have more equal levels of mobile ownership and use. South Asia has driven most of the reductions in the mobile internet gender gap. Over 78 million more women have come online in South Asia in the last three years, while in other regions, considerably less progress has been made.