ALI’s A Global Digital Strategy for America: A Roadmap to Build back a More Inclusive Economy, Protect Democracy and Meet the China Challenge is a comprehensive roadmap to enable the United States to be a digital leader in the 21st century.
The report asserts that this new global digital strategy must include two interrelated pillars: Investing in America and Leading Globally. At home, it calls for landmark investments in digital training and connectivity, the development of a digital governance regime, and measures to upgrade America’s technological competitiveness among other topics. The report emphasizes that these investments must come with implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion policies to ensure that the benefits are widely shared among all Americans.
To lead globally and address the challenge posed by China’s growing technological power, the report calls for increases in U.S. federal research and development, immigration reform, along with a “Digital Marshall Plan” for developing countries to level the playing field for American internet and communications workers and businesses competing abroad with Chinese companies benefitting from subsidized financing, while supporting sustainable development. It also calls for moving away from the go-it-alone, nationalist approach of recent years, instead repairing relationships with U.S. allies to build a foundation for global digital governance that embraces democracy, accountability and transparency and developing a coordinated approach to addressing China’s policies.ALI++GDSA++Full+Report++Rev+02.22.21
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