The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics Guide presents a broad overview of what AI is, the ethical concerns it creates, and how they can be addressed at national, sub-national, and municipal levels. To illustrate ethics concerns, the guide presents several case studies and provocative questions that allow decision-makers to reflect on the responsible use of AI in government systems. To support knowledge building, the guide also includes a glossary of AI terminology derived from USAID learning studies and a comprehensive literature review with varied country approaches to using AI for public services.

This Ethics Guide is supported by an AI Ethics Checklist tool for policymakers and technical teams preparing to deploy or already deploying AI systems.