Digitalization and the Fight Against Covid-19 in Sub-saharan Africa

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  • IMF published this video item, entitled “Digitalization and the Fight Against Covid-19 in Sub-saharan Africa” – below is their description.

    Many sub-Saharan African countries aredeploying digital policy responses to cope with, and cushion theeffects of, the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, greater digital readinesscould have allowed the region to do even more. Investing in a digitalAfrica today can build a smarter, more resilient Africa for tomorrow.

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