To promote equitable access to digital technologies, USAID’s approach to digital programming must extend beyond access to physical devices and infrastructure and ensure that users possess a nuanced set of skills to meaningfully, responsibly, and safely participate in their digital ecosystem. This set of competencies, also known as digital literacy, is central to ensuring that the benefits of the Digital Revolution are available to all members of society.
USAID’s Digital Literacy primer defines digital literacy in the context of development and discusses sector-specific guidance for incorporating digital literacy into development programming. It provides a shared language and understanding of the components of digital literacy to improve understanding and promote collaboration on this topic that is critical to effective development programming.
Incorporating digital literacy into development programming is central to USAID’s approach under the Digital Strategy to help partners navigate opportunity and risk and strengthen the security and resilience of partner country digital ecosystems.
Read the Digital Literacy primer: https://www.usaid.gov/digital-development/digital-literacy-primer
Learn more about USAID’s Digital Strategy: https://www.usaid.gov/digital-strategy