G20 Digital Economy

G20 met in Salta on 23-24 August 2018 to discuss about Digital Economy to support the 2030 agenda for sustainable development across. With the Digital advancement Every one in the country get advantage and development of the country happens.

G20 Digital Government Principles

Digital Government supports a thriving digital economy. During the German Presidency, G20 Leaders recognized that information and communication technology (ICT) plays a crucial role in modernizing and increasing public administration efficiency and effectiveness. Acknowledging the importance of an agile, innovative, and data-driven public sector to enhance the effectiveness and performance of government, outcomes for citizens, and their trust in public institutions, the members of the G20, supported by the OECD, have produced the following “G20 Digital Government Principles”. These principles aim to facilitate an inclusive and whole-of-government approach to the use of ICT and assist governments in reshaping their capacities and strategies, while respecting the applicable frameworks of different countries including with regards to privacy and data protection.


Foster user-driven and inclusive approaches to Digital Government, beginning with user needs and designing services that meet those needs.


Promote an open and data-driven culture in the public sector


Promote trust and security, as vital for harnessing the potential of digital government, by adopting a risk management approach for appropriate uptake of digital technologies to address security risks, data loss concerns, privacy, threats and vulnerabilities in the use of ICT.

Digital Skills

Strengthen the readiness of public servants, citizens and businesses for Digital Government. Reduce the digital divide by taking steps to further increase the readiness of public servants,


Foster the application of digital government standards developed using principles of openness, transparency and consensus.


Prioritize and facilitate funding and implementation of digital government strategies. Facilitate the formulation


Establish a framework to commission digital technologies and services in ways that accommodate the
fast-paced change in the digital environment. Pr

Bridging the Digital Gender Divide – Delivering Impact

1. Increase awareness of the digital gender divide and address gender stereotypes that hinder the full participation of women in the digital economy.

2. Encourage gathering sex-disaggregated data to enable evidence-based interventions.
3. Promote digital skills for women to help ensure access and also help them return to the labor market to avoid losing valuable talent and economic and social potential.
4. Empower women through promoting public and private sector

4. Target women lagging in digital access and use.

5. Supp5ort women’s entrepreneurship in digital businesses

7. Encourage cooperation between the public and private sectors to strengthen girls’ interest and women’s participation in the STEM and high-technology sectors

8. Address cyber-violence towards girls and women to facilitate their online participation.

9. Use digital tools that provide new opportunities to connect women to address the digital divide while ensuring quality jobs and a safer environment.

10. Renew, coordinate and encourage participation in joint initiatives among G20 countries and IOs to empower girls and women in the digital era.

11.  Measurement of the Digital Economy

12. Accelerating Digital Infrastructure for Development


For Depth Information Refer https://g20.org/sites/default/files/media/g20_detf_ministerial_declaration_salta.pdf

Addressing the Plenary of the G-20 Digital Economy Ministerial meeting, Sh. Prasad said that India’s digital story is a story of hope and growth; of opportunities and profits. But above all it is a story of digital inclusion and empowerment. Digital India is a mass movement today touching the lives of a billion people. Minister Prasad said that he was very assured to note that an important theme of the meeting was bridging the gender divide adding that gender empowerment was an important focus for his government.

Minister Prasad stressed that India had taken a serious note of reported misuse of social media platform data. Such Platforms will never be allowed to abuse our election process for extraneous means, he added. He said that the purity of the democratic process should never be compromised and that India will take all required steps to deter and punish those who seek to vitiate this process.

The G20 member nations agreed to promote policies that will contribute to bridging all forms of digital divide, with special attention to the digital gender divide. The countries agreed to promote digital government and digital infrastructure, strengthen the digital skills of the workforce, deepen the analysis towards digital economy measurement, and to share experiences and lesson learned”.

The G20 Ministerial meeting allowed India to showcase the inclusive use of digital technology by the Government to empower the people. It also allowed India to articulate it’s views on global issues relating to cyber security, data protection and innovation for growth.


References: PIB and G20 Official Website