Digital Asia Accelerator (DAA) Factsheet
Date published: Oct. 16, 2020
In direct support of USAID’s strategic approach to implementing the Indo-Pacific Vision, the Digital Asia Accelerator (“the Accelerator”) aims to advance economic development by increasing businesses’ and citizens’ capacities to use digital technology safely and effectively. The Accelerator is part of the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership, a whole of U.S. government effort to promote an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable internet.
As the world’s fastest growing digital economy, the Indo-Pacific region has the potential to be an even more valuable market for American and partner countries’ companies. To help realize this opportunity, and in close coordination with the U.S. State Department, USAID’s Accelerator will improve digital safety practices among local businesses and civil society organizations, and increase their capacity to engage on digital economy policy issues. This improved self-reliance will enable countries to be better partners for the U.S. in the digital revolution.