Digital Economy Trends 2024

January 2024

The digital economy is a multifaceted and rapidly evolving concept encompassing a wide range of economic activities, transactions, and interactions in the digital realm. It extends well beyond the confines of traditional industries, offering new avenues for economic growth, innovation, and societal transformation. Therefore, it is crucial for digital economy ecosystem stakeholders, including the public sector, the private sector, and the civil society, to holistically navigate this ever-changing landscape and harness its potential for economic growth and societal progress. Consequently, the DCO General Secretariat is proud to present the first edition of the Digital Economy Trends 2024 report, aiming to provide an outlook on digital economy trends, their supporting enablers, and recommended actions for the sustainable and responsible adoption of these trends and their applications, guiding stakeholders while defining and refining their future digital economy agendas.

Developed through a state-of-the-art methodology, the Digital Economy Trends 2024 report covers six trend themes expected to exert significant influence on the digital economy and act as pivotal factors shaping the evolution and transformation of the digital landscape: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Trust Economy, Digital Reality, Cybersecurity, Smart Ecosystems, and Green Economy, each comprising several trends that converge and collaborate, creating a network of influences that collectively shape the future of the digital economy.

With the development of this digital economy trends 2024 report, the DCO proposes to provide guidance and a basis for multi-stakeholder collaboration to accelerate the progress to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to boost an all-inclusive, safe, and sustainable digital economy.