SDG Digital Investment Framework: A whole-of-Government Approach to Investing in Digital Technologies to Achieve the SDGs
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in cooperation with Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) published a paper on SDG Digital Investment Framework: A whole-of-Government Approach to Investing in Digital Technologies to Achieve the SDGs to support a new dialogue with the digital investment community in line with the global Call to Action presented at the UN General Assembly in 2018. The paper help governments address major investment issues, select efficient technology-based solutions, and optimise on ICT Building Blocks for economies of scale and maximum return on investment. This paper is the first of iteration of a process that shall include the key development priorities entailed in the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The paper posits a framework that focuses on how technology can be deployed across-sector to address issues in main development sectors, such as agriculture, education, and healthcare. It aims to guide governments, donors, technology solution vendors, and other actors in taking a whole-of-government approach to invest in, develop, or implement information and communication technology (ICTs). The ITU and DIAL will apply such framework and update it with new findings accordingly.