IFRC Digital Transformation Strategy

Publication language
Date published
25 Mar 2021
Plans, policy and strategy
Data strategies

Under Strategy 2030, the IFRC and its member National Societies need to design digital transformation strategies and roadmaps. Doing so requires identifying and understanding the current and potential future challenges as well as the current strengths and opportunities.

Our transformative action focuses on embracing and integrating the necessary culture and technology to support a wholescale, equitable digital transformation. This will include building data and digital literacy and forming purposeful partnerships with a wide range of actors.

This Digital Transformation Strategy intends to develop and implement a standard for the digital delivery of humanitarian assistance in line with our fundamental principles and by NS. The focus is on strengthening the delivery of humanitarian services. The Digital Transformation Strategy therefore prioritises investments to improve relevance, speed, quality,  accessibility and resilience of humanitarian services to people in need. Second, the aim is to increase the sustainability of our humanitarian mandate and with it, performance, technical, social, and resource accountabilities.

Our Digital Transformation is a journey for a digital world rather than a specific destination.

The Digital Transformation Strategy was formally adopted by the Governing Board on 19 May 2021. Meanwhile, implementation planning and piloting are already underway and supported through a dedicated effort from both NS and IFRC.