Digital Nations is an international forum of leading digital governments.
Founded in 2014, our collective goal is to harness the potential global power of digital technology and help one another to become even better digital governments, faster and more efficiently through sharing and learning from each other. Each participant agrees to lead by example and contribute with its expertise on a non-binding, voluntary basis. The participants are connected by the principles of user needs, open standards, open source, open markets, open government, connectivity, teaching children to code, assisted digital and a commitment to share and learn.
We, Digital Nations, lead digital government transformation for the benefit of our citizens.
We do this by:
Developing cutting-edge digital policy and practice
Sharing approaches and best practices among members
Advancing members' international influence
Strengthening relations, building expertise and connecting digital leaders globally
The Secretariat is a centralized point of contact for the Digital Nations, working on behalf of all member countries.
Established in 2018 to enhance administrative capacity in an expanded and increasingly ambitious group, the Secretariat provides continuity between transitions and facilitates the exchange of information within and outside the group.
The Secretariat is supported by in-kind contributions by Canada and the United Kingdom.
The DN Charter is a non-binding document that outlines the key principles and governance for the Digital Nations group, signed by Ministers at the annual summit to reaffirm the commitment of the member country. The Charter was reviewed and updated in 2021.
Digital Nations Ministers met virtually on 18 November 2021 under the chairmanship of Chris Philp MP, Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy of the Government of the United Kingdom, to discuss the digital government agenda in line with the theme of ‘Digital Government in Open Societies: Sustainable, Inclusive, and Values-driven Innovation’.
The Digital Nations affirms the principles of a sustainable digital government, with a focus on environmental sustainability. As Digital Nations members, with the relevant government departments and agencies responsible for digital public services and operations, we will strive to reduce the potential negative environmental impact of our governments’ digital operations and contribute to climate targets, while delivering responsible, resilient digital services.