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Country Diagnostic of Senegal (English)

The rapid technological advancement is now disrupting the global economy and creating new business and development models, offering countries opportunities to leapfrog over traditional paths for economic growth. Over the past years, digital technologies have been spreading throughout the world at a faster pace than previous waves of technological innovation, re-shaping consumer behavior, social interaction, businesses and governments. The digital economy (DE), which encompasses a wide range of new applications of information technology in business models and products, can spur economic growth, productivity and employment and, with appropriate policies to mitigate inherent risks, has a potential to support inclusive outcomes. In this global context, digital transformation of the economy has become a major objective for the government of Senegal (GoS). This report provides a snapshot of the state of DE in Senegal and uses several World Bank tools and international best practices to provide actionable recommendations to the GoS.

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  • Author

    Bezzina,Jerome, Muller,Aneliya, Khoury,Zaki Badie, Seck,Mouhamed Tidiane

  • Document Date

    2019/06/03

  • Document Type

    Report

  • Report Number

    137388

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Senegal,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2019/06/04

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Country Diagnostic of Senegal

  • Keywords

    digital economy; information and communication technology; digital technology; asymmetric digital subscriber line; public key infrastructure; access to global market; access to the internet; availability of risk capital; Democratic Republic of Congo; real time gross settlement; small and medium enterprise; private sector development specialist; Technical and Vocational Education; geographic distribution of poverty; Mobile Virtual Network Operators; collection of tax revenue; digital service; gross domestic product; taxation; rural area; mobile money; data center; fiber optic; digital government; financial service; technology adoption; business model; governance framework; form of tax; introduction of competition; financing development; human capital capacity; Open Government Data; per capita income; business environment constraints; public financing mechanisms; privileges and immunity; lack of resource; international good practice; effects of competition; direct financial support; senior regulatory economist; lack of competition; initial public offering; optical fiber network; fiber optic cable; finance and planning; public service delivery; product market regulation; credit card transaction; change in technology; access to finance; Public Finance Management; access to mobile; increase tax collection; private sector initiative; benefits of competition; volume of transaction; cost of access; risk mitigation strategy; Telecommunications; diagnostic framework; enabling environment; Job Creation; digital skills; distribution network; Higher Education; secondary city; digital identification; market power; Digital Solutions; internet connection; Entrepreneurship

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Bezzina,Jerome Muller,Aneliya Khoury,Zaki Badie Seck,Mouhamed Tidiane

Country Diagnostic of Senegal (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/814111559645179494/Country-Diagnostic-of-Senegal