Principles for Digital Development

The Principles for Digital Development are nine living guidelines that are designed to help integrate best practices into technology-enabled programs and are intended to be updated and refined over time. They include guidance for every phase of the project life cycle, and they are part of an ongoing effort among development practitioners to share knowledge and support continuous learning.

The Principles for Digital Development were developed in a community-driven effort, the result of many lessons learned using information and communication technologies (ICTs) in development projects. They were first 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, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Health Organization (WHO). Hundreds of development agencies have endorsed the principles. Read more about them in the links below:

  • Design With the User

Digital Development in the time of COVID-19