The International Digital Policy Initiative (IDPI) focuses on the role of digital policy in the age of global interdependence.
"This study, and this report outlining key results, are particularly welcome because they help us understand what has been young people’s information-seeking behaviors during a specific phase of a pandemic, that has been characterized by an excess of information on traditional and digital media. However, the value of this study goes beyond the snapshot it provides as it also helps us characterize media consumption habits of young people in general. This research has highlighted in particular what information they trust; what they question; who they share information with and how they respond to mis- or disinformation."
Behavioural Insights Lead
World Health Organization
About the International Digital Policy Initiative
The distinction between our geopolitical and digital identities has become virtually non-existent, with many of our most pressing global challenges and individual interactions occurring beyond the bounds of domestic policy. These changing parameters illuminate several issues surrounding our conceptions of citizenship, data privacy and ownership, and accountability in the digital age.
The International Digital Policy Initiative, led by our Director Prof Ingrid Volkmer, considers the role of digital policy in the age of global interdependence. We publish cutting-edge independent research and collaborate with our multi-stakeholder network to identify best practices and encourage digital policy coherence and interoperability. Our aim is to assist policymakers and stakeholders to understand and embrace emerging technologies while mitigating the potential risks.
With established global connections, the International Digital Policy Initiative is uniquely placed to assist governments and multi-national stakeholders in developing innovative digital policy approaches, needed in today's world of global digital and data communication.
We contribute to international digital policy by:
- Undertaking research, including global surveys, case studies, and in-depth analysis
- Convening and contributing to events
- Creating and cultivating partnerships and collaborations with our global multi-stakeholder network, and
- Encouraging capacity development by sharing accessible and accurate information with our broader community.