Category Archives: Digital Inclusion

Driving impact for inclusive digital development

With Asia at the forefront of technological innovation and digitally-powered development, we invite stakeholders from across the region for a virtual dialogue on how WBA’s upcoming Digital Inclusion Benchmark can be used to drive sustainable development. Speakers and participants from government, business, academia and civil society, will discuss how the Digital Inclusion Benchmark will enhance […]

Digital inclusion through digital skills

Written by Samantha Ndiwalana, Research Analyst Digital Inclusion Benchmark Digital skills are an important, but often overlooked aspect of digital inclusion, which companies could leverage for inclusive development. The spectrum of digital skills goes from basic skills, such as copying files, to intermediate skills such as using basic formulas on spreadsheets, to advanced skills such […]

Methodology Digital Inclusion Benchmark covers four critical themes

The methodology outlines 16 indicators to examine and assess the 100 most influential ICT companies’ policies, processes, performance and disclosure across the breadth of the digital system, from hardware to software and telecommunication services to platforms. The critical digital inclusion themes covered by the benchmark include access, skills, use and innovation. Digital technology can be […]

Digital inclusion is more than just access

Written by Michael Lee, Research Analyst Digital Inclusion Benchmark As more and more countries enforce social distancing measures to contain or mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic, digital technologies become increasingly important in providing essential information as well as keeping economies afloat. At the same time, the pandemic also makes the digital divide starker: as interactions become […]

Benchmarking the 100 most influential ICT companies to drive digital inclusion globally 

We are taking the launch of the methodology for the Digital Inclusion Benchmark online. On Thursday 16 April from 16:00-18:00 CET we will hold a virtual landmark conversation, bringing together speakers and attendees from across the world. Register now by sending an email to Upon receipt of your registration, we will send you a placeholder with instructions for joining us […]

Draft Methodology Digital Inclusion Benchmark

Today, 27 January 2020, with pleasure we publish the draft methodology for the Digital Inclusion Benchmark (DIB). Like all benchmarks we publish, it is part of WBA’s wider effort to measure and rank the 2,000 most influential companies on how they contribute to the SDGs. We kindly invite all interested stakeholders to review the methodology […]

About creating useful indicators for the Digital Inclusion Benchmark

As part of the development process of the Digital Inclusion Benchmark, WBA held a second consultation roundtable on November 6, 2019. This time the roundtable discussion took place in the San Francisco Bay Area, U.S.A. and WBA collaborated with the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University. The roundtable is part of a series of […]