Information and Networks in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa
The Information and Networks in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (INASSA) program focuses on producing and sharing credible, high-quality evidence on the influence of digital initiatives in governance, science, learning, and entrepreneurship. The program disseminates and shares knowledge to enhance policy dialogues and practices on the networked society in developing countries in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
IDRC and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development established INASSA with a joint investment of CA$18.5 million over four years. The program is building an evidence base showing the links between the increasing use of digital information networks and economic growth, democratic reform, and growing, greater, or improved educational opportunities in developing countries, and identifies effective strategies to harness digital innovations in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.