Strengthening country digital health capacity

Assessing and strengthening country digital health capacity, also called the “enabling environment,” is essential for effective and sustainable use of digital technologies and data systems at scale.

Digital technologies and data systems play an increasingly important role in health systems globally. As use of these tools grows, it is critical that global health funders provide sufficient support to strengthen country capacity to plan for, manage, and use these systems and the data they enable. By benchmarking and regularly assessing a country’s digital health enabling environment, funders including USAID can target their investments to help unlock the full potential of digital technologies to advance health priorities.