IMC Worldwide has been commissioned by DFID to undertake a Deep Dive Study on Digital Innovation within DFID’s agriculture programmes.
DFID’s 2018 Digital Strategy aims to establish DFID as a global leader in the use of digital technology for development to have a bigger, faster and more cost-effective impact on the lives of poor people and delivering on the Global Goals, particularly for those at risk of being left behind.
Many of DFID’s agriculture programmes are already taking innovative steps in applying digital technology but no deep analysis of their full range within the portfolio has yet been undertaken.
The study has two workstreams. First, to carry out a detailed, catalogued overview, arranged by typology, of how digital tools and digitally enabled innovations are currently used within DFID’s portfolio of agriculture investments in Africa and Asia. Second, to undertake a deeper dive into five to six countries to develop a series of Digital Agriculture Country Case Studies (DACS) with practical recommendations for how DFID programmes can maximise opportunities from digital and innovation in their agriculture and related programmes.
The findings from workstream two will be made available (subject to redaction of sensitive material) by DFID as part of tender documents in the upcoming Research, Evidence, Advisory Facility for Digital and Innovation in agriculture (READI) programme procurement.
Deep Dive Study on Digital Innovation within DFID’s Agriculture Programmes
UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Senior Technical Director, Inclusive Growthanthony.firstname.lastname@example.org
July 15, 2019