Unleashing the Promise of Digital Technologies

Sub-Saharan African countries could benefit from well-harnessed technological adoption, says a new World Bank report.

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In many economies in Sub Saharan Africa, as well as some countries in South Asia, birth registration in rural areas is very low. According to the most recent surveys available in Ethiopia, Chad, and Zambia, less than 10 percent of children under the age 5 had their births registered at the time of the latest survey.  In these countries, and a few others, registration in urban areas was also less than 50 percent. Read More


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