Adopt An Ecosystem Approach

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ADOPTING AN ECOSYSTEM APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT IN A DIGITAL AGE 

Taking a systems-level approach, USAID is creating tools and resources that enable staff and partners to better understand and respond to digital opportunities or risks in the digital ecosystem, integrate digital tools and approaches across every region or sector, and navigate the current evidence and learnings in a rapidly evolving field.

USAID’s new Digital Ecosystem Framework offers a practical structure that defines the core and cross-cutting elements of a country’s digital ecosystem. This framework provides a way to understand a country’s digital operating environment and inform the design of effective, sustainable projects and activities.

Evidence and Adaptation in a Digital Age

Digital technology is in a constant state of evolution, as emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things challenge established models of user interaction, service-delivery, and more. Without intentional, robust, and actionable research, the development community will lack the resources necessary to appreciate fully and act on the risk posed, or benefit offered, by both current and emerging technology.

Learn more about USAID’s digital ecosystem initiatives:

Last updated: August 25, 2021

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