Building on decades of leadership in digital development, the Strategy outlines USAID’s deliberate and holistic commitment to strengthen open, inclusive, and secure digital ecosystems in each country in which we work. These digital ecosystems are transforming how people worldwide gain access to information, goods, services, and opportunities; in today’s world, a country cannot achieve self-reliance without them.
The field of international development is not immune to the digital changes around us, and, as the premier development donor, we at USAID have a responsibility—to U.S. taxpayers, to the communities we serve, and to ourselves—to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the digital age. This is central to USAID’s mission to end the need for foreign assistance, but we cannot do it alone. We ask our partners and colleagues around the world to engage with us.