Principle 5

Leadership and political commitment

Key Issues


  • Political support is critical for the digital transformation agenda to be successful
  • Embedding a vision statement for digital government into the strategy that is linked and supports higher level public sector reform
  • Involving and ensuring buy-in from all relevant stakeholders
  OECD

Overview

While all OECD countries have a national strategy for digital government, mechanisms in place for its implementation and its levels of success vary across countries. 

The integration of different views and interests allows governments to:  

  • Build consensus
  • Ensure ownership
  • Increase support for the digital government agenda

The involvement of civil society stakeholders strengthens the national agenda:

  • In the political arena
  • Across levels of government
  • In the society as whole

Digital government vision should be lined with broader public sector strategic reform objectives to: 

  • Secure commitment of political leadership
  • Promote inter-ministerial co-ordination and collaboration
  • Facilitate engagement and co-ordination of relevant agencies across levels of government

Data

OECD

Good practices

austria

Principle 5 - Platform Digital Austria

belgium

Principle 5 - Federal Service Bus

chile 

Principle 5 - Strengthening of Digital Government Governance

colombia

Principle 5 - Development of E-Government Institutional Framework

Principle 5 - Excellence and Appropriation Centres on Big Data, Data Analytics

Principle 5 - Route of Excellence

italy

Overall - 3 Year ICT Plan

mexico

Principle 5 - National One-Stop Portal

Principle 5 - National Digital Strategy

netherlands

Principle 5 - DigiCommissioner

new zealand

Principle 5 - Partnership Framework

Sweden

Principle 5 - Verksamt.se