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Technology is transforming how people worldwide access information, goods, services, and opportunity and has the power to rapidly accelerate developing countries’ journey to self-reliance.


Draft USAID Digital Strategy
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Draft USAID Digital Strategy (PDF – 839K)

USAID’s first ever Digital Strategy charts an Agency-wide vision for development and humanitarian assistance in the world’s rapidly evolving digital landscape. It equips staff, empowers partners, improves internal processes, and shapes effective programming, making the most of taxpayer dollars, ensuring effective programming that represents American values, and highlighting the United States leadership on digital development.

The Digital Strategy seeks to advance the growth of self-reliant countries through efficient, effective, and responsible digital initiatives that enhance national security and economic prosperity, consistent with American values of respect for individual rights, open and competitive markets, freedom of expression, and the promotion of democratic norms and practices. The Digital Strategy also paves a path for USAID to partner with the private sector on long-term sustainability and investment in an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure Internet, along with underlying policies that protect consumers and promote the free flow of information, products and services.

USAID works on behalf of the American people to save lives and support developing countries to become self-reliant and capable of leading their own development journeys. Help shape the Agency’s future work by providing feedback on the draft Digital Strategy and ensuring it truly reflects the views of Americans. Comments will be accepted through Sunday, November 3, 2019 until 6pm EST via the comment box below. Any questions may be directed to [email protected].

Please Note: Comments submitted through the comment box will not be made public. Your comments will be reviewed internally by the Digital Strategy drafting team. A representative of USAID may follow up with individuals as needed.

Comment Instructions: Where possible please indicate the page number/range that your comment pertains to. Option to also include your contact email and organization in the comment box.