One Pager: DIAL Backgrounder

The Digital Impact Alliance’s vision is a world in which the underserved benefit from digital technology.

DIAL has three primary aims: to expedite the deployment of proven software and technology platforms, expand mobile distribution channels, and ensure responsible, widespread access and use of network data. We conduct research and demonstration projects across these areas.

DIAL’s work to expedite the deployment of proven software and technology platforms includes:

  • Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) platforms and gap analysis
  • The Open Source Center (OSC)
  • The Principles for Digital Development

DIAL’s work to expand mobile distribution channels includes:

  • Messaging applications for international development
  • Mobile network integration
  • Innovative financing

DIAL’s work to ensure responsible, widespread access and use of network data includes:

  • In-country data partnership and process models
  • Data platforms
  • Ecosystem support to leverage D4D

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