Information and Networks in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa  (INASSA)

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 identifies effective strategies to harness digital innovations in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. It is building an evidence base that shows the links between the increasing use of digital information networks and economic growth, democratic reform, and greater educational opportunities in developing countries.