Digital Development is the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to empower communities to achieve social, political and economic development. The World Bank’s Digital Development Global Practice “focuses on addressing supply and demand side constraints to digital transformation, around key pillars including inclusive access to fast, reliable, safe and affordable internet”.

For Plan International – an international NGO – it means “applying technology for social, economic and political development with a focus on supporting the most vulnerable children, especially girls”. For the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) - a not-for-profit organization working in agriculture and the environment - “Digital development can help bring practical agricultural knowledge to smallholder farmers and help them grow more healthy, nutritious and profitable crops.