• Rudzani Nndwa (South Africa)

The role of data governance and regulatory policymaking in socio-economic progress



In order to achieve various sustainable development goals, the most important of which are human development, poverty eradication, and climate change mitigation. As a result, African countries require infrastructure that meets necessities while also promoting industrialization and value development. Emerging markets economies that ort to outperform in the next decade are not only novel in discoveries and advancement but provide a necessity for better human experience and survivability. The gain of each industry is influenced by the market share it has in a certain emerging market. Emerging markets (also known as emerging economies) are markets that have progressed to a point where they have some characteristics to mature markets but are not yet fully developed. China, India, and South Africa are usually referred to as "big emerging markets."


In emerging markets, there are data quality Challenges. Data quality is crucial in rising countries such as China and India. Despite fast economic and technological advancement, data quality issues persist. Poor data quality leads to a decrease in supply chain profit, potentially affecting both the fashion store and the manufacturer. The 4IR will become more prominent in developing countries, due to increased accessibility of connections in developing countries, such as South Africa. Artificial intelligence’s ability to be incorporated into everything has expanded its operations, this can be illustrated by its already success in being part of the automotive industry with self-driving cars.


It is commonly known that the gap between the worldwide rich and the global poor is widening. Globalization promotes the concentration of regulatory power in federal governments. Because federal governments are held liable for violations of international trade or environmental treaties committed by subnational authorities, they have an incentive to limit these jurisdictions' authority. Regulatory decision-making in globalization refers to the processes that underpin a shift in the structure of human affairs, connecting and expanding human activity to include a framework of interregional and intercontinental changes and development.


The regulatory decision-making in globalization is a collection of technological, economic, and political breakthroughs that have significantly decreased barriers to economic, political, and cultural interchange. The fixed and firm boundary between domestic and international spheres reshapes regulatory decision-making in globalization and international economics, modifying our views of the legitimate domain of domestic and international politics and law. When we reformulate the established disciplinary assumptions underlying these conceptual definitions of the national and international, we must obviously bring the concept of sovereignty to the foreground when evaluating the link between globalization and law.