Shift to Digital By Default

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Moving Towards Increasingly Digital Operations

USAID and our partners must work to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of every U.S. taxpayer dollar we manage. The appropriate use of digital technology allows us to reap efficiency rewards in our programming, and digitally savvy staff can better protect the individuals with whom we work. As we transform our approach to benefit from the gains of doing development in a digital age, we must shift to a programmatic position that takes a whole-of-government approach to leveraging digital technology and engaging with the digital ecosystem responsibly by default. Only when this approach does not clearly offer an advantage, or when the risks introduced by digital are too great, should we revert to an analog approach to development. USAID is working to reduce barriers for organizations of all types to move toward increasingly digital operations responsibly and securely implemented.

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Last updated: August 06, 2021

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