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Ghana:Affordability Report Highlights 2018

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- Solutions or Strategies
- Trends

- Internet Access, Affordability And Use

Author(s): Alliance For Affordable Internet

Data costs in Ghana remains above the ‘1 for 2’ affordability threshold, meaning that internet access remains unaffordable for millions of Ghanaians who could benefit the most from accessing the world’s knowledge, staying connected with family and friends, and using online services. Ghanaian officials need to urgently address an overhaul of the country’s ICT strategy, setting the country’s vision as a digital nation for the future. Recommendations include:Establish a coordinated policy approach and better regulatory alignment among the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), GIFEC, and NCA; Promote infrastructure sharing within the ICT sector and with other sectors;Expand public access opportunities using innovative sustainable investment models; Prioritise and implement demand-side initiatives to stimulate broadband use; Prioritise closing the digital gender gap by building and expanding upon existing efforts to introduce girls to technology beyond coding and advance their digital skills development.


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