- Kamal Bhattacharya's piece on China Global TV Network CGTN: Digital Africa - it starts with education.
- Strive Masiyiwa writes for CNBC Africa: the need for #PositiveDisruption in Africa’s health and education services
- Stefan Dercon asks in his op-ed for the World Economic Forum - is technology key to improving global health and education, or just an expensive distraction?
- Elizabeth Stuart writes for Oxfam's blog From Poverty to Power: Can digital really revolutionise health and education?
The new wave of technology is radically transforming lives and livelihoods. But will the digital age benefit the world's poorest people? Developing countries have a chance to harness the new wave of frontier technologies and chart their own new pathways for prosperity that include everyone - wiring nations to be digital, connected, and inclusive.
With three billion people predicted to be offline still in 2023, and many more failing to reap the internet’s full potential – the time to address digital exclusion is now. The Pathways Commission provides evidence to help developing country governments take control of their own digital pathways. Last year we produced two major reports which received much international attention and response.
Throughout 2019 - the Commission’s second and final year - we are charting new directions: examining health and education in a digital age; operationalising our analysis and demonstrating that countries can get Digital Ready through piloting national Digital Dialogues; and promoting developing country voices in international governance debates and multilateral forums.
We live in a world of smart technology. But better lives start with smart people. Watch our new video on Positive Disruption: Smart Lives here.
This new initiative is set to empower policymakers, private sector actors and civil society to chart digital pathways for their country and ensure everyone benefits from rapid technological change.
2018 was an exciting year. We listened, learned, engaged, and thought through how to support developing countries to become digital ready. Read about our journey and how you can help chart your country's pathway.
Edna is an entrepreneur from Tanzania, who runs a mobile money business, and a beauty salon. Learning about technology has changed her life.