Harnessing the power of digital to drive transformational change in the developing world


Digital technologies—mobility, social media, analytics, cloud computing, Internet of Things, and identity and security technologies—can reinvent the work, innovation, and impact of international development organizations. When people, devices and data are connected in meaningful ways, the sky’s the limit on what can be achieved. Yet true digital transformation depends on the ability to link digital technologies to one another and to the broader context—to organization and mission goals, business and operating models, cross-sector partnerships, and most importantly, to people.

Digital is an enabler. It must be designed around people, services and the local environment to extend the reach of programs, increase efficiency, and gain better insights. This is how digital technologies can transform field staff experiences; engage clients, beneficiaries and donors in new and creative ways; empower decision makers and communities themselves with real-time insights; accelerate local innovation; and touch lives across the developing world.

Why Accenture

Development organizations must identify where, when, and how to best use digital technologies to address pressing challenges and deliver high impact at scale.

At Accenture Development Partnerships, we go beyond merely applying digital technologies to development programs. Our holistic approach accounts for the needs of the people using the technology and cuts through industry, functional and sector silos for sustainable results with a “systems” view. We integrate digital and business strategy, design thinking, and collaborative partnerships with deep knowledge of the international development community and its stakeholders and beneficiaries.

With this perspective, we help international development organizations develop a digital for development mindset and strategy, working collaboratively and iteratively. We help them assess where their digital sweet spots are, prioritize investments and resources accordingly, and evolve toward a digital operating model that maximizes the potential for using digital to manage the enterprise and drive program impact.

“Accenture partnered with World Vision to leverage leading private sector and digital thinking to help shape their digital marketing strategy and platform, to support their future growth and increase their impact serving the world’s most vulnerable children."


Managing Director, Accenture Development Partnerships

World Vision Canada: Establishing a clear digital marketing vision

Specific Services

Digital strategy. Assessing an organization’s digital acumen, defining its digital vision and developing a roadmap to guide digital transformation.

Human centered design. Looking from the outside in to help an organization understand the needs, motivations and behaviors of stakeholders and design solutions that address them.

Digital marketing. Evolving advocacy and fundraising to attract and nurture relationships with supporters to drive organizational objectives.

Mobility and Internet of Things. Tapping into distributed connected devices and processes to help organizations develop innovative mobility solutions for better program outcomes.

Analytics. Using data insight and predictive modeling to improve resource use, target program focus and deliver sustainable outcomes at scale.

Digital identity and security. Protecting the organization, supporters and beneficiaries from security and identity vulnerabilities, building confidence in and use of digital solutions.