The OECD Digital Government Policy Framework
Six dimensions of a Digital Government
This paper presents the OECD Digital Government Policy Framework (DGPF), a policy
instrument to help governments identifying key determinants for effective design and
implementation of strategic approaches to transition towards higher levels of digital
maturity of their public sectors. This analytical work builds on the provisions of
the OECD Recommendation of the Council on Digital Government Strategies and supports
the qualitative and quantitative assessment of the Secretariat across countries and
The DGPF provides the ground for peer reviews and frames the design of the methodology
and the OECD Survey on Digital Government to measure countries’ digital government
maturity across the six dimensions covered in this Framework: digital by design, data-driven
public sector, government as a platform, open by default, user-driven and proactiveness.
The document is enriched with countries' practices to illustrate the concepts covered
in each of the six dimensions of the DGPF.
Published on October 07, 2020