Africa’s Digital Solutions to Tackle COVID-19 (EIB, 2020)

African countries are using technology in many new ways to fight the coronavirus pandemic. This report highlights some of the best digital solutions and estimates the investments required to implement the technology on a wider scale. This paper is intended to contribute to the European Union’s response to the coronavirus. This joint EU response includes a special initiative called “Team Europe.” This new team is helping partner countries outside the European Union fight the pandemic and prepare for the future. This paper will enhance communication among public agencies like the European Investment Bank, other members of Team Europe and the communities that need our help. The paper also seeks to evaluate solutions, encourage the development of new ideas and identify investments that will make life better for everyone.

The European Investment Bank prepared this report with the support of the United Nations Development Programme and the consulting firm BearingPoint.