DIAL 2021-2026 Strategic Plan: Digital Beacons

Working better to accelerate national digital transformations and responsible data use so that we can reach everyone, everywhere.

Strategy Overview:

  • Objective 1: Accelerate Country Demand
  • Objective 2: Build Global Will
  • Objective 3: Connect Proven Solutions

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The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified our reliance on digital tools to study, work, live, and govern. Now more than ever, governments see the urgency of digital transformation. The pandemic has also highlighted digital technology’s perils as we grapple with questions of citizen safeguards and digital justice, and it has exacerbated the chasm between the digital “haves” and “have nots.” It has shown us that the most resilient countries may not be those with the highest GDP per capita or the most ventilators, but rather those that have learned the lessons from prior pandemics, moving quickly to use their digital and data tools to understand and act on the problem and reach their population with critical information and services.