Digital by Default

Event: Communications Capacity Building Program for Developing Member Countries’ Communications Offices

Digital by Default

28 August 2019
Author / Speaker: 
Christopher Charleson, ADB - Other materials by the author

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“Digital by default” is the assumption that information will be made publicly available in the interest of transparency, in contrast to historic approaches in which openness was an exception by conscious choice in particular circumstances. This approach means designing communications tactics and approaches around the web as the core channel, rather than as an afterthought.

In this session, ADB’s web manager, Chris Charleson will provide an insight into ADB’s web strategy and structure, how it supports ADB’s Access to Information policy, and how the user-driven experience of accessing information is now at the forefront of everything ADB does online – from its Data Library to its Annual Report Progressive Web App.

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