The “Development Implications of Digital Economies” (DIODE) strategic network researches the digital economy – that part of economic output derived solely or primarily from digital technologies – and its role in developing countries.

Focal Domains

It has three main objectives:
– To assess the current state-of-play and identify a future research agenda around four knowledge gaps: mapping and issues; development impact; policy and practice; concepts and methods.
– To create a research network with the capacities to implement this research agenda on digital economies and development.
– To develop specific research proposals that address identified research priorities.

For more detail on the network’s rationale, aims and activities, see: DIODE Summary

For an academic overview of the context, rationale and objectives of the network, see: DIODE Academic Overview.

DIODE is funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund.