Study on Unlocking the Potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has the potential to transform Africa’s economy, increase its productivity and enhance its global trade. In doing so, it would dramatically improve the wellbeing of African citizens. Whilst in the past, Africa was unable to benefit and capitalise on the opportunities brought about by previous industrial revolutions, the African Development Bank has taken a stand to go beyond the hype and identify the business case for 4IR adoption. Hence it looked to create a body of information detailing some of the main new technologies on the continent, highlighting their potential use and determining the business case for their development, supply and adoption. This significant new report – Unlocking the Potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa - was produced together with a set of 8 case studies. This website is an integral part of the dissemination strategy of these reports.

Overview of this study's reports

Read our main report, country case study reports, benchmark reports and SADC regulation report.
African Developmen Bank
Technopolis Group
Tambourine Innovation Ventures
Research ICT Africa