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We are committed to helping build a positive, sustainble, and equitable digital future.

Today, the global population is increasingly getting access to, and embracing, digital solutions. They use digital apps access to services; buy food and basic goods through digital payment solutions; and benefit from government digital systems that efficiently run hospitals, water and power networks, and public transport.

But for every action there is a reaction. For digital transformation, it is data.

As more and more people enter into the digital realm, the amount of data generated is enormous (up to 3.5 quintillion bytes each day). Yet, across the world, especially in low-income countries, people are unable to meaningfully benefit from the information they produce.

This phenomenon is known as the data divide.

To successfully bridge this gap, we must ensure that digital transformation – and the data it generates – are harnessed to serve individuals and communities. People everywhere can benefit from the power of data and digital technology, but it must be thoughtfully designed – and implemented – to prioritize their needs, aspirations, and wellbeing.

Our vision and mission

Our vision is of a world where data and technology serve people, society, and the planet.

Our mission is to connect governments, funders, and development actors with the essential insights, knowledge, and tools needed to advance positive, sustainable and inclusive digital transformation.

Our values

Every day, our experts are guided in their work by our values, collectively developed by our team to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization, and in the everything we do.

  1. We believe holistic digital transformation occurs when countries are empowered to develop their own resources and design their own strategies.
  2. We create systems that transform our vision for inclusion into actions that drive the impact we would like to see.
  3. We believe that empathy, with each other, with our partners and communities we support, builds trust which is key to creating transformative change.
  4. We believe that thoughtful collaboration is essential for creating ideas that work.
  5. We believe that staying curious fuels learning and continuously improves our collective ability to create better outcomes for all.
  6. We are intentional about our commitments, we are purposeful about our actions, and we own the impact of the work we do.