Digital diplomacy: Technology governance for developing countries

Pathways for Prosperity Commission released a new paper on Digital diplomacy: Technology governance for developing countries that looks at possible ways to make cross-border governance of technology work for developing countries. The research suggests that international cooperation is crucial to making the governance of digital technologies work for developing countries. It further pinpoints key technology policy priorities for developing countries that were developed in consultation with policymakers, businesses, academics, and civil society from developing countries. Five principles emerged repeatedly which could guide efforts to ensure cross-border governance of digital technologies works for developing countries: a) foster digital cooperation: creating incentives for countries to work together; b) tailor technology governance for developing countries: ensuring better implementation in a wider range of national contexts; c) unlock data for inclusive development: using data to improve people’s lives; and d) be part of something bigger: harmonising cross-border digital trade.