Publication

Inclusive Digital Economy Scorecard (IDES) Report - Burkina Faso

Summary

The inclusive digital economy scorecard (IDES) is a policy tool developed by UNCDF to help governments set the priorities for their countries’ digital transformation. It identifies the key market constraints hindering the development of an inclusive digital economy and helps to set the right priorities with public and private stakeholders, to foster a digital economy that leaves no one behind.

Burkina Faso's efforts to develop its digital economy are currently focused on strengthening an enabling regulatory environment and supporting the private sector to further develop mass-market digital services in the telecommunications and financial sectors while building the necessary infrastructure. This will lay the foundations for the future growth of the innovation sector.

Burkina Faso was one of four countries to embrace IDES in 2020, alongside Nepal, Solomon Islands, and Uganda.