Implementation of an Electronic Strategy in Bénin

Like most other African countries, Bénin is counting more and more on the development of information and communication technology (ICT) to increase economic growth. Thus, the country expects to use ICT to resolve its problems in the areas of education, health, agriculture, commerce and culture. In 2003, Bénin adopted a national policy and strategy document to this effect. Bénin 2025 identifies five pillars (institutional and legal environment, infrastructure, human resources, sectoral applications and uses, regional and international cooperation) that form the basis of the programs, projects and actions to be taken. However, some years after the adoption of the document, advances in the sector are still embryonic for lack of appropriate knowledge on which to base the ambitious objectives.

This grant will support a research project that will prepare researchers to provide government and other national players with the necessary data and knowledge for decision-making and program implementation in the area of ICT.

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Project status


Start Date

Friday, December 21, 2007

End Date

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


30 months

IDRC Officer

Camara, Alioune

Total funding

CA$ 318,248


Benin, North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Project Leader

Augustin Chabossou


Université d'Abomey-Calavi

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