4. Tool 2: Closing The Gender Digital Divide To Improve USAID Sector Outcomes

Information and communication technology (ICT) can be, and has been, employed across all USAID sectors to benefit women and girls. Successfully addressing the gender digital divide would ensure that ICT can improve sector outcomes for all beneficiaries equally. Tool 2 details how ICT can be used to achieve outcomes for women and girls in each USAID sector, including descriptions of existing examples and links to suggested practical steps.

Sectors highlighted include:

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Crisis and Conflict
  • Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
  • Economic Growth and Trade
  • Education
  • Environment and Global Climate Change
  • Global Health
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Cross-cutting: Empowerment and Social Cohesion