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Digital Global Goods – Sharing the Benefits

Benefits of digital innovation are crucial to building a more sustainable world and reaching the Global Sustainable Development Goals. Norway therefore spearheads sharing innovation and technology in developing economies.

Norway is a convening member of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation which released its report “Digital Interdependence” in 2019. Recently, Norway launched a Whitepaper on digital transformation and Norwegian development policies.  

Norway is spearheading a new international initiative Digital Public Goods. The aim of this alliance is to accelerate attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in low- and middle-income countries by investing and sharing openly licensed technologies, data models and content. Norway is leading the way by funding and sharing (for free) weather forecast- solutions (yr.no), health information systems (hisp.no) digital global library, language learning applications, agriculture support and many other technical solutions with developing countries.

See also, Norway’s Digital strategy for development (2018) and WhitePaper (Chapter III).