The Fletcher School at Tufts University Explores Digital Gender Divide With Digital Portfolios of the Poor

The digital gender divide presents a tremendous barrier to progress for the poor, particularly women – but by better understanding how people engage with technology, we can help design digital products and policies that reduce gender gaps. This is the focus of Digital Portfolios of the Poor, an innovative multinational study launched today by the Leir Institute for Migration and Human Security at The Fletcher School at Tufts University in partnership with social research firm Decodis, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The study seeks to develop insights that will transform the digital environment of products and services tailored to the needs of low income and often first-time digital populations.