Digital technologies and the digital economy will have a transformative impact on development. Today’s economy is being driven by digital transformation across all sectors and digital technology is increasingly at the center of people’s daily lives. Indeed, several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require information and communication technologies (ICTs) as an enabler, notably to achieve universal identification, more efficient delivery of government services, financial inclusion, and job creation. Furthermore, digital transformation will impact key sectors of the economy, such as health, agriculture, education and trade, among others, and will support the needs of people, governments, and the private sector resulting in an essential tool for people’s access to rights and services as well as better governance.
Date published: October 17, 2019