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SDG Digital Investment Framework

A Whole-of-Government Approach to Investing in Digital Technologies to Achieve the SDGs

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This paper sets out a Sustainable Development Goals Digital Investment Framework which is intended to be the start of a new dialogue with the digital investment community, building on the global Call to Action 1 presented at the UN General Assembly in 2018. It encourages a whole-of-government approach and sets out to help governments address key strategic investment questions and choose effective, scalable technology-based solutions - and in particular help them to onsider using ICT Building Blocks for economies of scale and maximum return on investment.

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Conclusion

Overall progress towards the achievement of the SDGs is not on track. According to Francesca Perucci, the chief of the Statistical Services Branch at the UN Statistics Division, “In almost all areas where you see progress, if you look at the rate, or the pace of progress, it is never sufficient to meet the targets.” Innovative uses of ICTs have the potential to propel government programmes to far greater effectiveness and scale, accelerating progress toward the SDGs, but investments in technology have this far been fragmented and duplicative.

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