Digital Principles Quick Reference Materials


The Digital Principles Quick Reference Materials are high-level one-pagers that provide critical information on common digital development topics. Each document provides a quick overview and context to each topic, their importance in digital development, and which Digital Principles hold particular relevance

The one-pagers are designed to be displayed at desks or in common work areas as reference points for considering the use of the Digital Principles. We hope that these materials will familiarize practitioners and donors to tangentially relate challenges and considerations in their projects and provide context as to how the Principles can apply. 



Best Practices for Responsible Data Management

Practitioners and organizations should prioritize the adoption of the best data practices for any data used in development programs. This document highlights ways in which responsible data use can be implemented by listing relevant principles and providing tips.





Using the Principles to Address Critical Gender Considerations

Core barriers that define gender divide in digital development include cost, safety, security, and literacy. This document provides context on how cultural and societal norms prevent women in marginalized communities from effectively using mobile technologies, and highlights relevant principles that can be applied to prioritize gender inclusion as a key element for digital development programs.





Guidelines for Applying the Principles Across a Project Lifecycle

Clear guidelines can be followed to ensure your organization is most effectively putting the Digital Principles into practice for each stage of the project. This document provides a starting place for mapping the Digital Principles across a project lifecycle.






Evaluating the Viability and Sustainability of Programs

While some Digital Principles relate to only certain aspects of a project, each Principle can still guide a program officer in thinking about the core considerations of stakeholders, geographic contexts, and program accountability. This document provides key questions to consider during high-level evaluations.