Table 2: USAID Digital Strategy Results Framework

Digital Strategy

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Advance progress in communities in our partner countries on their Journeys to Self-Reliance through efficient, effective, and responsible digital initiatives that enhance security and economic prosperity, consistent with the American values of respect for individual rights, freedom of expression, and the promotion of democratic norms and practices.


To achieve and sustain open, secure, and inclusive digital ecosystems that contribute to measurable development and humanitarian-assistance outcomes and increase self-reliance in our partner countries.

SO 1: Improve measurable development and humanitarian-assistance outcomes through the responsible use of digital technology in USAID’s programming. SO 2: Strengthen the openness, security, and inclusiveness of national digital ecosystems
IR 1: Secure and appropriate use of digital technology across USAID’s programming improves measurable development and humanitarian-assistance outcomes IR 2: USAID’s partners use effective approaches to engage with the digital ecosystem responsibly IR 3: Communities in partner countries adopt, and have the capacity to securely use, and contribute to, digital ecosystems for improved services, economic opportunities, and civic engagement IR 4: Improved commitment and capacity in partner countries foster digital ecosystems that align with established global best practices IR 5: Digital economies led by the private sector are competitive, innovative, responsible, and inclusive
Sub-IR 1.1: Insights from assessments of digital ecosystems and advanced data analysis used across USAID’s Program Cycle (to inform strategic planning and design) Sub-IR 2.1: USAID's partners demonstrate digital awareness and alignment with established digital best practices Sub-IR 3.1: Vulnerable or underserved groups are capable of using, contributing to, and benefiting from digital ecosystems Sub-IR 4.1: Internationally established digital best practices implemented by public institutions and the private sector Sub-IR 5.1: Private-sector investments in digital infrastructure and services align with internationally established best practices
Sub-IR 1.2: Established digital best practices integrated into Missions’ strategies, programming, monitoring, and evaluation Sub-IR 2.2: Exchanges of information between USAID and its partners expand established digital best practices Sub-IR 3.2: The secure and responsible use of digital ecosystems increases the effectiveness of civil society and the media, including organizations led by women, youth, people from religious and ethnic minorities, and Indigenous Peoples Sub-IR 4.2: Enabling environment for digital ecosystems improved through collaboration between USAID, governments, the private sector, and civil society; and malign influences in digital ecosystems countered Sub-IR 5.2: Private-sector skills, incentives, and capabilities contribute to development and promote inclusive and responsible service-delivery in the digital economy
Sub-IR 1.3: Missions make cross-sectoral investments in components of the digital ecosystem, such as infrastructure, services, policies, organizational commitment, etc. Sub-IR 2.3: Multi-stakeholder engagements improve alignment with, or reform, the digital strategies, policies, and systems of partner governments Sub-IR 3.3: Individuals and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) engage with the digital ecosystem to gain access to markets, information, and finance Sub-IR 4.3: Policy-makers and regulators engage with, and provide responsible oversight of, digital ecosystems Sub-IR 5.3: Local innovators, especially women youth, ethnic and religious minorities, and Indigenous Peoples, participate in the digital economy
Sub-IR 1.4: Agency staff demonstrate awareness of, and competence and capabilities in, digital development        

Strategic Framework: Fostering an Inclusive Digital Future