The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its Digital Strategy in April 2020 to achieve and sustain open, secure, and inclusive digital ecosystems that contribute to broad-based, measurable development and humanitarian assistance outcomes through the responsible use of digital technology.

The Digital Ecosystem Country Assessment (DECA), a flagship initiative of the Digital Strategy, informs the development, design, and implementation of USAID’s strategies, projects, and activities. The DECA looks at three pillars of a nation’s digital ecosystem: (1) digital infrastructure and adoption; (2) digital society, rights, and governance; and (3) the digital economy. The DECA aims to inform how USAID/Ghana can understand, work with, and strengthen the country’s digital ecosystem. This summary section outlines how DECA findings and recommendations can directly support USAID/Ghana’s development objectives. To maximize utility and impact, the section outlines how DECA findings and each resulting recommendation can directly support USAID/Ghana’s development objectives. The DECA does not evaluate existing programs but rather assesses Ghana’s digital ecosystem and identifies how USAID/Ghana’s current or future programming can build upon or strengthen that ecosystem. DECA findings and recommendations are mapped to USAID/Ghana’s Results Framework.

The USAID/Ghana 2020–2025 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) includes three strategic priorities:
1. Broad-based economic growth accelerated and sustained
2. Quality service delivered with increased accountability
3. Sustainable development accelerated in Northern Ghana

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