When governments digitalize, they often reinvent the wheel. GovStack breaks this cycle by promoting the use of interoperable, generic, and reusable building blocks to digitalize any service. This approach is based on global best practices and enables governments to create human-centered digital services that empower individuals and improve well-being.
A whole-of-government strategy
A whole-of-government approach refers to cross-department coordination and consideration of individual needs to deliver services in a more integrated, user-centric manner. Being resourceful requires a holistic approach, taking advantage of economies of scale that are not available when delivering digital services in a piecemeal fashion. Evidence from countries illustrates how a government-wide approach to investing in digital infrastructure can lead to a more rapid scaling-up of development services, with strong protection for citizens’ rights at a fraction of the cost.
This approach encourages governments and their partners to take new approaches both to architecting and investing in digital infrastructure to prioritize reusability. But this doesn’t necessarily mean ditching legacy systems or technologies. Learn more about how governments have used a government-wide approach in digital infrastructure through the CIO Digital Leaders Forum.