Digital technologies – supported by digital infrastructure access – have the opportunity to drive inclusive economic growth. Yet current impacts are unevenly distributed and there are significant barriers to realising potential digital dividends. These include physical infrastructure, regulatory structures, taxation, content availability and accessibility, and digital skills and literacy challenges. ICED has therefore been working with DFID to identify opportunities for digital services to improve infrastructure accessibility, urban governance and urban job opportunities, as well as advising programmes and DFID partners on granular opportunities for digital development in East Africa and Central Asia.

Papers, case studies, presentations and research materials on this topic include: