The global digital public infrastructure (DPI) agenda is substantially informed by experiences from the Global North and South Asia. Africa has its own vast array of contributions to add to the debate.

In a historic move, under India’s G20 Presidency (and with support from UNDP and World Bank), the G20 Digital Economy Ministers reached a groundbreaking consensus on how to effectively shape DPI of the future, as an accelerator of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This webinar, co-hosted by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD), presents an opportunity to start collating and disseminating Africa’s best-practice and lessons-learned from public sector digitalisation in preparation for South Africa’s G20 Presidency.


  • Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Chief Executive, SAIIA
  • Dr. Aleksandar Dragojlovic (TBC), Deputy Programme Manager, GIZ
  • Professor Edward Kieswetter (TBC), Commissioner, South African Revenue Service (SARS)
  • Dr Awa Diouf, Postdoctoral Fellow, ICTD
  • Dr Mbakiso Magwape, Post Doctoral Fellow, ICTD
  • Dr Fabrizio Santoro, Research Fellow & Research Lead, ICTD


Dr Joseph Matola, Senior Economist, SAIIA


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Event Details
Past Event
26 June 2024

Awa Diouf

Awa is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the ICTD and an economist specialising in public finance in developing and transition countries. She holds a doctorate from the Université Clermont Auvergne in France, and the Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR), a think tank based in Senegal.

Mbakiso Magwape

Dr. Mbakiso Magwape is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the ICTD. He is an International tax and trade lawyer, researching legal and political issues relating to taxation of multinational enterprises, rule-making, and multilateral trade and tax agreements with focus on development. Prior to joining ICTD he was seconded to the International Beaurea of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam. He served as a Principal Legal Officer, Legislation and Compliance at the Botswana Unified Revenue Service, where he drafted tax and trade-related legislation for Botswana, implemented international tax and trade instruments, and represented Botswana as a technical expert at a regional level.

Fabrizio Santoro

Fabrizio is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, and the Research Lead for the second component of the ICTD's DIGITAX Research Programme. His main research interests relate to governance, public finance, and taxation, with a strong focus on impact evaluation methodologies and statistical analysis. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex.