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ITU-D Digital Innovation Ecosystems

Accelerating digital innovation ecosystems for digital transformation ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Banner

In an increasing open global economy, achieving a competitive economy requires new approaches to developing an enabling environment conducive to digital innovation and entrepreneurship across sectors. Although it is widely accepted that innovation contributes to inclusive growth, this is not always the case. ITU research has shown that there is a growing digital innovation divide among countries. This innovation gap is at the heart of the digital divide, and many national policies and strategies — even in developed countries — often fail to close it.

Leveraging a globally comparable framework, this thematic priority helps countries develop appropriate ICT-centric innovation policies, strategies and programmes; share evidence informed best practices; and implement bankable projects to close the digital innovation gap. This contributes to the development of an environment that is conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship, where advances in new technologies become a key driver for the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and as expected in achieving Goal 4 of the Connect 2030..​ ​More​​​​​​

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