Access to the Internet in Africa has not translated into comparable increases in the use of digital technologies by small businesses, according to new research from IFC-World Bank.

A survey of 3,325 microenterprises in seven African countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, and Tanzania, found that less than 7% of these businesses use smartphones and computers for their operations, with 71% saying they see no need for them.

This Techloy chart below illustrates the research further.

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