DFID’s recently launched Digital Strategy 2018-2020 sets out a vision and approach for doing development in a digital world. Its aim is to establish DFID as a global leader in digital technology and development, in order to have a bigger, faster and more cost-effective impact on the lives of poor people.
Digital technologies have the potential to revolutionise the lives of the poor, unlock development and prosperity, and accelerate progress towards the Global Goals. The rapid expansion of mobile phones and internet access in poor countries offers unique opportunities to:
- Stimulate growth, jobs and financial inclusion.
- Cut fraud and empower citizens to hold governments and other institutions to account.
- Provide better response in humanitarian emergencies.
- Improve learning outcomes for children in some of the poorest countries.
- Increase inclusion by providing access to services previously out of reach to marginalised groups such as girls. and women, and people with disabilities.
- Enhance traceability and transparency of aid funding throughout the delivery chain.
- Deliver real-time feedback and direct engagement with our beneficiaries and the UK public.
For full details visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dfid-digital-strategy-2018-to-2020-doing-development-in-a-digital-world/dfid-digital-strategy-2018-to-2020-doing-development-in-a-digital-world