The world faces wicked inequalities in global digital access, with nearly half of the world population (3,6 billion people) outside the connected world. The digital public goods (DPG) agenda envisions the rapid scaling and reach of information systems which can be easily implemented in a range of new contexts, to solve problems facing the most vulnerable in society. However, there is limited empirical data and theoretical knowledge to support how DPGs may facilitate or inhibit development outcomes. This panel will challenge ECIS attendees by bringing practitioners and academics together to address urgent questions about DPGs for sustainable development and showcase potential solutions toward sustainable digital futures for all.
Tavares, Ana Paula; Whitley, Edgar; Nordhaug, Liv Marte; Sæbø, Johan; Raghavan, Malavika; Senyo, PK; and Masiero, Silvia, "Digital Public Goods and vulnerable populations" (2023). ECIS 2023 Panels. 2.