European Parliament Library

Data governance and policy in Africa, edited by Bitange Ndemo, Njuguna Ndung’u, Scholastica Odhiambo, Abebe Shimeles

This open access book examines data governance and its implications for policymaking in Africa. Bringing together economists, lawyers, statisticians, and technology experts, it assesses gaps in both the availability and use of existing data across the continent, and argues that data creation, management and governance need to improve if private and public sectors are to reap the benefits of big data and digital technologies. It also considers lessons from across the globe to assess principles, norms and practices that can guide the development of data governance in Africa. The book will appeal to scholars and students of data governance, technology and public policy, as well as practitioners and policy makers
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: A Prototype Data Governance Framework for Africa -- Chapter 3: A Value Chain Approach to Data Production, Use and Governance for Sound Policy Making in Africa -- Chapter 4: Data Protection Legal Regime and Data Governance in Africa: An Overview -- Chapter 5: Data Regulation in Africa: Free Flow of Data, Open Data Regimes and Cyber Security -- Chapter 6: Digitalisation and Financial Data Governance in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities -- Chapter 7: More Than Just a Policy - Day to Day Effects of Data Governance on the Data Scientist -- Chapter 8: The Economics of Blockchain Within Africa -- Chapter 9: Conclusion
Literary form
non fiction
1st ed. 2023.
Physical description
1 online resource (229 pages)
Specific material designation
Form of item

Library Locations

  • EP Library Strasbourg

    7 Place Adrien Zeller, Allée du Printemps, Strasbourg, F-67070, FR
  • EP Library Brussels

    60 rue Wiertz, Brussels, B-1047, BE
  • EP Library Luxembourg

    Rue du Fort Thüngen, Luxembourg, L-1313, LU