Grounded in world class research and practical action – the Digital Economy Kit aims to get economies ready for the digital age so that everyone benefits.
Technology presents a crossroad in history to switch economies on and prepare for the future – so that everyone benefits. Failing to take advantage of the digital age risks leaving billions of already marginalised people behind, and in the dark.
Governments who are not taking advantage of the digital boom 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 best opportunities technology brings and minimising the losses.
The Digital Economy Kit provides a framework for countries to get digitally ready. It is not about ICT sector strategy, instead it is about holistic growth strategies that harness digital technologies across the economy. The kit involves diagnostic assessment and strategic planning, but the heart of the kit is an inclusive dialogue process that brings together stakeholders across the country to craft a shared vision for the future. It is built on work piloted with the governments of Ethiopia, Mongolia, and South Africa.
After two public drafts, the Pathways Commission has published a full version of this policy resource. This kit is available and free for adaption to your country context – it is designed to be flexible and adaptable. Join our global digital community: you can reach us below to share your comments on the kit or to get your country digital ready.