World Bank provides USD200m to accelerate digital transformation agenda

6 May 2022

The World Bank has approved USD200 million in funding to help Ghana increase access to broadband, enhance the efficiency and quality of selected digital public services, and strengthen the digital innovation ecosystem to help create better jobs and economic opportunities. Building on previous investments, particularly through the ongoing World Bank-supported e-Transform Ghana project, the institution noted this newly approved Ghana Digital Acceleration Project is supporting a regulatory shift to create an enabling environment for digital inclusion and innovation; streamline governance and delivery of public services; and facilitate smallholder engagement in data-driven digital agriculture. The programme is expected to increase access to mobile internet and fixed broadband services for six million people by encouraging private sector investment in last-mile connectivity in underserved rural areas.