The concept of Digital Bangladesh was coined during the last national election when political parties emphasised ICT-based economic and social development in their election manifestos. Various analyses reveal that the success of the elected party can be largely attributed to two factors: the pledge to try war criminals and the announcement of an economic programme leading towards Digital Bangladesh by 2021. The government is now trying to shape up how Digital Bangladesh should look and working on a national strategy. 
Globally, ICTs have enormous potential to transform societies. ICTs offer flexibility of time and space, a way out of isolation, and access to knowledge resources. Therefore Digital Bangladesh, if implemented correctly, could have a far reaching impact to many disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. Equally Bangladesh as a country is in a time of flux, with gender assumptions changing as a part of broader process of economic transition and social shifts. Within the context of such change, Digital Bangladesh, still in its early stages of design, could be used as powerful tool to create gender sensitive opportunities in business, education, citizenship and government.