This article aims to address the underlying challenges and opportunities associated with digital transformation for development. One intends to identify the main impacts of digital technologies in developing countries and how it is possible to extend their benefits to mitigate the digital divide and enable development. As such, based on a review, interpretation, and synthesis of both digital transformation and ICT4D1 literature and through a structured narrative literature review, this study proposes a Digital Transformation for Development (DT4D) conceptual model. Grounded on a critical interpretive approach, this model pinpoints how digital transformation scholarship has focused on organizations and overlooked the potential of existing digital technologies to enable development at a societal level. That way, the main objective of the model developed is to investigate the role and impact of digital transformation in supporting development at a societal level and propose avenues for future research.
dos Santos Tavares, Ana Paula; Joia, Luiz Antônio; and Fornazin, Marcelo, "Digital Transformation for Development: A Multilevel Conceptual Framework" (2021). GlobDev 2021. 13.