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The foundational approach and design principles of the DIGIT platform


DIGIT is designed to ensure it addresses all the issues linked to traditional application-based approach and enable sustainable digital transformation at speed and scale. DIGIT design principles also keep in mind the low state capacity in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) hence there is special emphasis on Minimal and Ease of Use.

Key Tenets

The foundational capabilities of the platform adhere to the following principles illustrated in the diagram below:
A brief explanation of each tenet is given below:
  • Interoperable
    • Syntactic Interoperability
      1. 1.
        Define common data formats and communication protocol
    • Semantic Interoperability
      1. 1.
        Define common meanings of terms
  • Unbundle
    • Loose Coupling
      1. 1.
        Single responsibility
      2. 2.
        Open closed principle
  • Minimal
  • Scalable
  • Secure and Reliable
  • Open and Standards Driven
  • Ease of Use
  • Inclusive
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