In this policy brief, the authors examine the challenges that currently prevent Least Developed Countries (LDCs) from harnessing a capabilities-based approach to leveraging digital transformation for development.
The challenges examined include the lack of financing for public digital innovation, trade, and Intellectual Property regimes that prevent the emergence of robust domestic digital economies, and the absence of a human-centered approach. If LDCs are to determine their autonomous pathways to development and realize Agenda 2030, radical shifts are needed at the multilateral level with corresponding road maps for contextually relevant transformation at national levels. This policy brief outlines critical strategies for action that can effectively respond to these challenges.
You can read the complete brief here.