Ghana

The Republic of Ghana is the fifth largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa. Its digital economy is growing steadily. The digitalisation of the financial sector in particular sets the West African country apart. Ghana's mobile money market is growing rapidly, the pilot project of a central bank digital currency represents one of the first in Africa and digital infrastructure such as Ghana’s Instant and Interoperable Payment System contributes to the goal of becoming an information- and technology-driven economy. The Ghanaian government fosters this development through strategies that promote small and medium enterprises and start-ups.

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The Ghanaian government also promotes digital public infrastructure – for example, through the introduction of biometric identity documents and an app-based address system – to further improve the provision of digital public services.

Germany and Ghana are united in their approach of advancing digital transformation with the involvement of business, research and civil society. Therefore, the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) and the Ghanaian Ministry of Communications are planning the initiation of the Ghanaian-German Digital Dialogue.

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