We follow the Principles for Digital Development, a set of nine guidelines for integrating best practices into technology-enabled development programs for international development and cooperation.
Successful digital initiatives are rooted in an understanding of user characteristics, needs and challenges.
Well-designed initiatives and digital tools consider the particular structures and needs that exist in each country, region and community.
Achieving scale is a goal that has been elusive for many digital development practitioners.
Building sustainable programs, platforms and digital tools is essential to maintain user and stakeholder support, as well as to maximize long-term impact.
No amount of data will lead to accelerated impact if it is not used to inform decision making.
Too often, scarce public and international development resources are spent investing in new software code, tools, data collection, content and innovations for sector-specific solutions that are loc
Instead of starting from scratch, programs that “reuse and improve” look for ways to adapt and enhance existing products, resources and approaches.
Addressing privacy and security in digital development involves careful consideration of which data are collected and how data are acquired, used, stored and shared.
Being collaborative means sharing information, insights, strategies and resources across projects, organizations and sectors, leading to increased efficiency and impact.