USAID launches first strategy to advance development in a digital age

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released its first digital strategy for 2020–2024. ‘The Strategy outlines USAID’s deliberate and holistic commitment to strengthen open, inclusive, and secure digital ecosystems in each country in which we work. These digital ecosystems are transforming how people worldwide gain access to information, goods, services, and opportunities; in today’s world, a country cannot achieve self-reliance without them,’ highlighted USAID Administrator Ambassador Mark Andrew Green. The strategy pinpoints the two mutually reinforcing objectives toward which the USAID will be working: a) improving measurable development and humanitarian assistance outcomes through the responsible use of digital technology in our programming; and b) strengthening the openness, inclusiveness, and security of country digital ecosystems.