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Ethiopia Digital Connections for Prosperity

This is an initiative to support the Prime Minister’sOffice Digital Advisor, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology and the Ministry of Agriculture in the implementation of the Ethiopia Digital Strategy 2025.

The initiative is implemented by the Legatum Institute in collaboration with the Cambridge University Business School and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Digital Connections seeks to accelerate innovations for the benefit of the most disadvantaged Ethiopian citizens. It relies on the “Brokering Trust to Accelerate Innovations” frameworkdeveloped by the Cambridge University Business School.

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This framework uses “neutral brokers” to connect innovative digital companies, which support social impact, with reformist government champions.

In Ethiopia, this initiative has brought together eight world-class innovative companies with government champions to support transformational digital projects and the implementation of the Ethiopia Digital Strategy 2025.

Building digital infrastructure can bring dramatic improvements in citizens’ access to financial services and key public services.

The final report was presented in Addis Ababa on the 24th of February 2023.

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