The Principles for Digital Development (‘Digital Principles’) are living guidance, which help donors and implementing partners integrate digital technology into development and humanitarian assistance programming. The Digital Principles codify decades of knowledge of what does and does not work in digital development.

Today, over 250 organizations have endorsed the Principles for Digital Development, which are stewarded by the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL). USAID was one of the original drafters and initial endorsers of these Principles.

USAID plays a leading role in advancing the Digital Principles. Since creation, USAID has led an endorsement campaign; served on DIAL’s Board of Directors and the inaugural Digital Principles Advisory Council; and incorporated the Principles throughout USAID’s Digital Development training. Other donors are also placing the Digital Principles center-stage in their programming.