Governments, NGOs, philanthropic foundations, and industry leaders all have unique and complementary roles and responsibilities as we bring more people online to a digital experience that is as relevant, as valuable, and as impactful as its maximum potential allows. In working together, everyone involved has everything to benefit.
In all our NBU efforts, we’ve prioritized sharing our research openly and forming partnerships with others who share our goals. An example is our work with Indian telco Jio to create JioPhone Next, an affordable, made-for-India smartphone that enables millions across the country to experience the power of the Internet. We also welcome and support the growing role that governments are playing in developing nationwide and regional strategies to increase digital inclusion, such as the African governments, with whom we’re collaborating to advance Africa’s digital transformation.