EXPLORING THE DEVELOPMENT-TECHNOLOGY NEXUS VIA A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PARADIGM SHIFT IN DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

September 18, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the significance of digital technologies, with expectations of benefits growing in terms of ensuring basic services like employment, education, healthcare, coping with mobility restrictions etc. While much of the world has availed itself of the benefits, the divide in the digital realm has been exposed and widened. The G20 needs to throw its collective weight behind support for developing economies to create a comprehensive, rights-based digital ecosystem with a clear roadmap and robust public sector and civil society transformation to make the digital world secure, inclusive, and sustainable.