Digital transformation is revolutionising economies and societies with rapid technological
advances in AI, robotics and the Internet of Things. Low- and middle-income countries
are struggling to gain a foothold in the global digital economy in the face of limited
digital capacity, skills, and fragmented global and regional rules. Political stability,
democracy, human rights and equality also risk being undermined by weak governance
and the abuse of digital technology.
The 2021 edition of the Development Co-operation Report makes the case for choosing
to hardwire inclusion into digital technology processes, and emerging norms and standards.
Providing the latest evidence and policy analysis from experts in national governments,
international organisations, academia, business and civil society, the report equips
international development organisations with the latest guidance and good practices
that put people and the sustainable development goals at the centre of digital transformation.
Published on December 21, 2021Also available in: French
As emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and 5G are coming to fruition, in the wake of the most acute phase of the COVID-19 crisis, and as international digital standard-setting picks up pace, join us to hear international leaders’ commitments to unleash the power of digital technology to drive shared global prosperity.
What should development co-operation actors do to achieve a just digital transformation?
Development co-operation can support a just digital transformation for all by:
Ensuring policies and partnerships power an inclusive digital future.
Collaborating with public and private actors to build functioning systems.
Scaling up and targeting financing for development impact.