This guide provides a comprehensive, step-by-step manual for establishing, managing, and leading a smart village initiative aimed at sustainable development. With a focus on addressing challenges such as poverty, low-income levels, inadequate infrastructure, and limited internet access in rural areas, this blueprint offers a transformative approach. By harnessing digital transformation, it aims to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and bridge the digital divide. The guide outlines key principles and steps, from analyzing past experiences to designing and implementing smart village projects, and emphasizes the importance of citizen engagement, digital infrastructure, and data privacy. It also provides detailed insights into monitoring, evaluation, and scaling strategies, making it an invaluable resource for those seeking to drive positive change in rural communities.