International organisations

We help funders accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goals by building lasting digital capability across the Global South.

We apply the principles, positions, and insights learnt from a decade of leading digital reform of public institutions to address pressing global challenges. 

We work closely with development banks, philanthropic foundations and UN agencies to help them design and fund programmes in new ways, applying agile, iterative and open approaches to increase impact and sustainability.

We also help development partners understand the changing digital development landscape, – including the digital public infrastructure and digital public goods agendas.

What we do

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    We assess the digital readiness and build the digital capability of partner governments and grantees.

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    We work with governments and grantees to establish new digital units and design and prototype new digital services.

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    We help funders refine their digital strategy and portfolio, building their own capability to increase their real world impact.

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    We produce thought leadership and original research into the changing digital landscape.

Emily Middletown at an event co-hosted by ODI
Emily presenting at an event co-hosted by ODI
Design sprint showcase in Edo, Nigeria.
Design sprint showcase in Edo, Nigeria
Public Digital's International team
Public Digital's International team

Meet the team

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Our experience

Our Global Development practice brings a wealth of experience leading digital transformation within the governments of low and middle income countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

As digital leaders, we’ve worked as both partners to and beneficiaries of development finance institutions, UN agencies and philanthropic foundations. We understand their challenges and opportunities in delivering meaningful real world impact. 

To date, Public Digital has worked in or with 38 countries globally, most of which are in the Global South. We have team members based locally across our portfolio of work, with delivery teams based around the world. 

We bring credibility and experience working with country offices, regional bureaus and global headquarters of multinational global development partners. 

And we also bring expertise in the main digital disciplines – product management, agile delivery, design research, and software development.

Digi Link, Edo
Our work for Digi Link, in Edo, Nigeria.
Design sprint poster
Design sprint in Madagascar
IMF Event
IMF Global development event

Digital capability building

We help organisations across the world build and develop high-performing digital teams and lasting capability.

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Show the Thing 8: Nigeria (Edo State) - EdoGov

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Designing for illiteracy in digital public services

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Emily presenting at a Budgets and Bytes PFM event co-hosted by ODI in March

Reflections from our ODI Budgets and Bytes event

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