Practical Insights on Donor Funding

ict4d donors

Donor funding for ICT4D solutions that address development challenges in developing countries include eGovernment, digital health, edutech, ICT4Ag, and disaster management.

Donor Funding Organizations

  • World Bank Group: The World Bank’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector program supports developing countries to expand access to and use of ICTs to drive economic growth and reduce poverty.
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: The foundation invests in technology solutions that help people in developing countries improve their health and increase their economic opportunity.
  • United Nations Development Programme: UNDP supports developing countries to use ICTs for sustainable human development by addressing the digital divide and promoting the use of ICTs for good governance and poverty reduction.
  • Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office: FCDO supports the use of ICTs in developing countries to reduce poverty, improve health and education, and promote economic growth.
  • European Commission: The European Commission funds ICT projects in developing countries through its development cooperation programs, such as the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) and the European Development Fund (EDF).
  • United States Agency for International Development: USAID supports the integration of ICTs into development programs to help achieve its goals of reducing poverty and promoting sustainable economic growth.
  • Asian Development Bank: ADB provides financing and technical assistance for ICT projects in Asia and the Pacific, with a focus on improving access to information and communication services, particularly in rural and remote areas.

The exact types of projects donors fund may vary depending on their specific priorities and programs.

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