As emerging technologies drive new business and service models, governments in conjunction with the affected stakeholders must rapidly create, modify, and enforce regulations. The pre-eminent issue is how to protect citizens and ensure fair markets while letting innovation and businesses flourish. To be successful, regulatory reform efforts must take into account the linkages between regulation and innovation.
TechCabal Insights has partnered with Future Africa to release a report on Africa’s regulatory environments. In this research, TechCabal and Future Africa seek to establish a benchmark for tracking how regulation is evolving across Africa’s leading countries in terms of startups, technology and venture capital activity. For this first edition, we are starting with the six key markets in terms of funding; Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. We also explore useful lessons from some bright spots on and off the continent.