Digital transformation is gradually transforming governments and businesses, and making them more competitive, as well as it offers several opportunities for economic growth and prosperity, as it enables countries to including, more diversified educational opportunities, universal access to the internet and a comprehensive and conducive environment to development. This paper discusses highlights the concept of the sustainable development and how the Communication and Information Technology industry contributes to achieving the sustainable development; therefore, this paper reviews the 17 SDGs (sustainable development goals) and explains how information technology has affect each goal and then it displays the endeavors of Egypt’s government to utilize ICT in achieving sustainable development. These endeavors are represented in the digital projects and initiatives that were launched by the Ministry of communication and information technology (MCIT) in collaboration with other partners whether government entities or the private sector. In this context, this paper consists of five parts. The first part is the introduction. The second one presents the relationship between information technology and sustainable development as well as the contribution of digital transformation in achieving sustainable development goals. While the third part reviews the digital transformation in Egypt and its contribution to achieving sustainable development in Egypt. In addition, the fourth part displays the conclusion of the study, and the fifth one presented the recommendations. From the literature review, it clears that Egypt has taken tremendous steps forward the digital transformation and utilizing it in sustainable development.
Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainable development in Egypt, Digital transformation, ICT in SDGs, Egypt s 2030 vision, Egypt s 2030 strategy
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Esam Elgohary. (2021) The Role of Digital Transformation in Sustainable Development in Egypt. International Journal of Economics and Management Systems, 6, 393-407