The G20 leadership welcomes India’s plan to build and maintain a Global Digital Public Infrastructure Repository (GDPIR), a virtual repository of DPI, voluntarily shared by G20 members and beyond.

The G20 New Delhi Leaders Declaration adopted during the 18th G20 Summit hosted by India in New Delhi also takes note of the Indian Presidency’s proposal of the One Future Alliance (OFA), a voluntary initiative aimed to build capacity, and provide technical assistance and adequate funding support for implementing DPI in low and middle-income countries.

The declaration points out that technology can enable rapid transformations for bridging the existing digital divides and accelerate progress for inclusive and sustainable development. “Digital public infrastructure (DPI), as an evolving concept and as a set of shared digital systems, built and leveraged by both the public and private sectors, based on secure and resilient infrastructure, and can be built on open standards and specifications, as well as open-source software can enable the delivery of services at societal-scale. In our voluntary efforts to make digital public infrastructure interoperable, we recognise the importance of data-free flow with trust and cross-border data flows while respecting applicable legal frameworks. We also reaffirm the role of Data for Development. We recognise that safe, secure, trusted, accountable and inclusive digital public infrastructure, respectful of human rights, personal data, privacy, and intellectual property rights can foster resilience, and enable service delivery and innovation,” the G20 leaders’ joint declaration says.

The declaration welcomes the G20 Framework for Systems of Digital Public Infrastructure, a voluntary and suggested framework for the development, deployment, and governance of DPI, and says that an enabling, inclusive, open, fair, non-discriminatory, and secure digital economy is increasingly important for all countries and stakeholders while respecting applicable legal frameworks. “We will share our approaches and good practices to build a safe, secure, and resilient digital economy. To this extent, we welcome the non-binding G20 high-level Principles to Support Businesses in Building Safety, Security, Resilience, and Trust in the Digital Economy and welcome the G20 Toolkit on Cyber Education and Cyber Awareness of Children and Youth”, the G20 New Delhi Leaders Declaration says.

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