USAID launches Digital Strategy and includes the Principles for Digital Development

It is great to see USAID supporting implementation for the Principles for their contract ing partners in the just launched USAID Digital Strategy.

From page 32, Annex 1
USAID’s staff and partners need to be able to identify and take advantage of opportunities to integrate digital tools and systems into development programming. This will require increased capacity; knowledge of, and commitment to, the Principles for Digital Development and established digital best practices; and understanding the sustainability of our digital investments. USAID will
build on sectoral successes in digital programming while focusing new attention on cross-sectoral investments.



I think we will see the digital principles used more and more in digital development as the move to digital government and digital economy gains greater global spread. Ethics is a growing topic in many discussions around digital dev and would love to see it as part of the framework