The Gender Digital Divide Primer

Learn the best practices to ensure that USAID digital development addresses digital inequalities. 


Through the USAID Digital Strategy, the Agency is committed to sharing best practices learned in previous gender and ICT programs, including the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative’s WomenConnect Challenge, and ensuring that USAID digital development addresses digital inequalities and mitigates potential risks or harms for women and girls entering the online space.

The primer provides an overview of the gender digital divide and defines the four key barriers to closing the gender digital divide: Affordability, Availability, Ability, Appetite.