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The Principles for Digital Development are a set of living guidance intended to help a community of practice / practitioners succeed in applying digital technologies to development programs.

Tools and Features

  • guidelines for every phase of the project life cycle, and ongoing effort among development practitioners to share knowledge and support continuous learning
  • case studies, reports
  • case study and survey template, resources (books, tutorials)
  • advocacy toolkit

Governance of Case

The Principles for Digital Development are an attempt to unify previous principles by UNICEF and others, they have been created in consultation with organizations such as The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the UN’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN Development Program (UNDP), the World Bank, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Drivers for Open Mobility

The establishment of unified principles is a community-driven global engagement championing open source and open data.


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