What is it?
A database pooling globally untapped knowledge on the planning, strategy and implementation of digitalisation projects. By showcasing best practices, KE:D aims to enable others to learn from the authors' experiences, create international synergies and inspire future projects.
For whom is it?
HIIG is looking for examples from all parts of the world, as local projects encounter different infrastructures and problems. The KE:D platform provides an opportunity to make projects and their impact visible to a broader audience in the field of research, politics, and civil society. It aims to inform digitalisation experts to provide them with insights about local contexts, regulatory specifications, and evaluations of past projects.
What is the focus?
The database mainly focuses on explaining the ideas behind the projects and how they were put into action. It's not just about the solutions themselves, but also about the context they are embedded in. What influence has for example the organisational structure, local area and cultural environment on the outcome of an initiative? What effects have governmental rules, regulations, and decision-making processes that a project has to be aligned with on its success or failure? Did these contextual and governance factors change or adapt during the course of the project?
The project is funded by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).