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Rwanda's High costs hinder uptake of digital services - World Bank

Digital skills gap and high cost of digital services and broadband are hindering Rwanda’s efforts to boost digital transformation, says the latest World Bank Economic Update on Rwanda.

The report reviews key building areas of Rwanda’s digital economy, highlights key progress made and challenges as the country hope to achieve high-income status by 2050 and upper-middle-income status by 2035.

Despite the public investment in digital public service delivery and digital infrastructures, the World Bank report notes that digital adoption needs to improve with interventions that will remove barriers to uptake, increase affordability and create local demand for digital services.

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According to the World Bank, increased digital transformation will only be possible if more users are brought online and become digitally enabled through greater access to digital devices and connectivity.

“Fundamentally to be part of the digital economy, people need to be connected; …