What we do

We work with governments, the private sector, NGOs, academia, and development partners across the globe to leverage digital technologies to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here’s how.

  • We provide tools and strategic advice to help ensure digital transformation is purposefully planned and implemented, and that no one is left behind.
  • We offer technical support and facilitate knowledge sharing to accelerate the ability of governments to design and implement digital public infrastructure based on citizen-centric services.
  • We work toward universal, meaningful connectivity, digital inclusion and digital rights to make sure that inequalities in access, power, and patterns of exclusion are not reinforced in the digital age.

Focus areas

Supporting national digital transformation

Working with governments to catalyze a whole-of-society-approach, bringing together civil society, private sector and other stakeholders, to address opportunities and barriers for inclusive digital transformation.

  • Digital Readiness Assessment 


Digital public infrastructure

Working with countries to build strong and interoperable digital public infrastructure (DPI). A critical accelerant for the SDGs, digital public infrastructure enables the provision of vital public services - from cash transfers to vaccine distribution - inclusively and at scale.

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Accelerating digital use across sectors

Amplifying development outcomes by embedding digital across UNDP’s six Signature Solutions. We do this through developing and deploying innovative digital products, services and tools.

  • Digital & Climate
  • Digital & Poverty
  • Digital & Energy
  • Digital & Resilience
  • Digital & Gender Equality
  • Digital & Governance



Working with countries to establish the foundational elements for a data ecosystem, including a national data governance framework to enable effective and responsible use of data, the implementation of data infrastructures that enable secure data exchange, and leveraging nontraditional data sources for data-driven policies.

  • Data Governance
  • Data Strategy


AI and frontier technologies

Supporting partners to explore both the positive potential and the risks of AI for development. Advocating for AI governance that is safe, responsible and inclusive. As a precondition for ethical AI deployment, we take a people-centered, rights-based approach to data availability, quality, openness, and accountability.

  • Blockchain
  • Metaverse


Rights-based digital development

Building and creating trust in usage of digital platforms and services among people, governments, and businesses by strengthening data privacy principles, embedding rights-based safeguards, and building capacity to protect infrastructure and systems.

  • Digital Safeguards
  • Rights-Based Assessment


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