Digital transformation has become an imperative for countries across the world to address complex development challenges, drive economic growth, and realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the face of continued occupation, the State of Palestine has embarked on a mission to leverage the potential of a digital transformation to tackle its persistent development challenges, which have been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to be on the path to achieving the SDGs.
An essential step in the digital transformation process is to assess the digital landscape of a country through an SDG lens to ensure the benefits of this transformation are realized by all. In this regard, UNDP and the e-Governance Academy of Estonia jointly supported the State of Palestine in conducting a Digital Landscape Assessment (DLA), which analyses the digital landscape of Palestine within the framework of the SDGs and identifies digital solutions for acceleration towards the goals.
The DLA is comprised of three components:
- Rapid Integrated Assessment
- Digital Maturity Assessment
- Bottleneck Assessment.
This report focuses on the analysis of the DLA