Digital Technology and Resilience Fact Sheet
Date published: April 12, 2022
This factsheet explores the different ways USAID and its Bureau for Resilience and Food Security utilize digital technologies.
USAID seeks to use digital technology to help people around the world lead more prosperous and resilient lives. Digital technology offers the potential to predict shocks (e.g., droughts, floods, and disease outbreaks) and mitigate their impacts, help communities recover, and equip them to better withstand future shocks. While digital technology offers exciting potential, gaps in the access to, use of, or benefits from technologies among vulnerable populations should be carefully considered, given the potential for exclusion and exacerbation of inequalities.