Wednesday March 27, 2019

Uganda: Driving inclusive socio-economic progress through mobile-enabled digital transformation

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As Uganda advances its efforts focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Uganda Vision 2040, harnessing the power of mobile technology will be critical to influencing progress across all development goals. Mobile is the first among all information and communication technologies to reach across geographies, income levels and cultures, enabling access to basic services where traditional means have often failed, including financial services, access to health information, education and clean energy. Mobile technology also enables the most widespread means of accessing the internet – the foundation for Uganda’s digital future.

In this report, we highlight five broad areas where the use of mobile technology is having a notable impact in Uganda:

  • Productivity and efficiency
  • Service delivery
  • Good governance and social justice
  • Climate change and the environment
  • Digital entrepreneurship and emerging technologies

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