USAID Releases its First-Ever Digital Strategy
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.
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.