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Countries that are not taking advantage of the digital revolution need to act now. There is no time for marginal adjustments – economy-wide plans are needed to help countries ride the tide of change; harnessing the opportunities technology brings and mitigating the risks.

About the Digital Economy Kit

 

The Digital Economy Kit is a toolkit which translates research undertaken by the Pathways to Prosperity Commission – now Digital Pathways - into a cross-cutting framework and process that coordinates a country’s actions in the digital space into a cohesive, comprehensive strategy for inclusive economic growth.

The process focuses on national government policies and programmes and also seeks to facilitate the development of dialogue and partnerships between governments, civil society and the private sector.

The outcome of the Kit process is distinct from a narrow ICT strategy and should set out a plan for countries to leverage connectivity and digital technology for job creation, inclusive development and economic growth in addition to delivering government services. However, the framework is flexible and it can be tailored to the particular needs and goals of the country in question.

 

Kit processes have been completed in: South Africa πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ Ethiopia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ή and Mongolia πŸ‡²πŸ‡³ and are currently underway in: Bangladesh πŸ‡§πŸ‡© Benin πŸ‡§πŸ‡― and Malawi πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό

After two public drafts, Digital Pathways has published a full version of the Digital Economy Kit

 

Join our global digital community:

You can reach us at digitalpathways@bsg.ox.ac.uk to share your comments on the Toolkit or if you would like advice on getting your country digital-ready.

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