Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership
Launched in July 2018, the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP) is a whole-of-government initiative that aims to:
- Build connections by promoting investments in secure, pro-competitive ICT infrastructure
- Advance open Internet by promoting inclusive, rights-respecting, multi-stakeholder models of Internet governance and pro-competitive, pro-innovation digital economy policies and regulations
- Grow global markets for U.S. ICT goods and services, especially high-quality, interoperable, secure ICT equipment, software, and services
- Enhance cybersecurity by increasing adoption and implementation of cybersecurity best practices
DCCP works with partner countries to support the development of communications infrastructure; promote transparent regulatory policies for open, competitive markets; and build partners’ cybersecurity capacity to address shared threats through engagement with the private sector, government, and civil society. USAID is implementing several DCCP activities through the Digital Frontiers mechanism. Learn more about DCCP here.
ATLATL develops Timor-Leste’s ICT policy while engaging the private sector to catalyze infrastructure investment.
Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR)
The activity socializes, increases knowledge of, and builds capacity and improved environments for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules System (CBPRs) with both APEC and non-APEC economies.
DAA serves as a vehicle for citizens and small businesses to become more digitally savvy and cyber-safe by increasing public awareness of digital safety issues, providing digital and cybersecurity upskilling for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and civil society, and providing opportunities to engage on digital policy issues across Southeast Asia.
Through ProICT, USAID provides dedicated technical assistance, including embedded experts, for receptive host country ministries and regulatory bodies to assist in the design, development, and implementation of ICT policies.