DiGIT4SD: Digital Government Implementation

Related SDGs: SDG 16, 17 
Keywords: Digital Government, Sustainable Development, E-Government, E-Participation 
Language: English

Learning Objectives

The Toolkit aims to help targeted countries develop digital government initiatives to support selected SDGs or targets. It offers best practices on digital government initiatives globally as well as case studies. It also incorporates the findings and recommendations proposed in past editions of the UN E-Government Survey.

The Toolkit is comprised of 6 modules. Module 1 provides a general background on why and how the implementation toolkit was developed, importance of digital governance and how it can help achieve SDGs. Module 2 offers a general overview of the sustainable development agenda and how digital governance is linked to the SDGs. Apart from general digital government concepts, the e-government survey is also explained. Furthermore, the module includes information on the relevance of data and how we can strive towards e-participation and digital inclusion. Module 3 focuses on methods to identify target and priority areas and how they can be aligned to the sustainable development agenda. It also covers data, policy and implementation gaps and why it is necessary to identify them. Module 4 is concerned with the implementation phase of ICTs. It includes the explanation and best practices on the use of the implementation canvas. The canvas serves, among others, as a snapshot on the current state of play and provides a proper overview on what aspects still need further attention. Module 5 includes measures for monitoring and reviewing both in the planning as well as the implementation phase. It covers tracking methods for measuring the implementation of the policies or activities and evaluation and audit methods for SDG implementation. Module 6 includes various case studies on best practices of countries, both on LDCs as well as more developed countries, that have used ICTs to enhance the SDG targets.

Content and Structure


The Toolkit is comprised of the following modules and sessions that can be used to conduct a regional or national training.

Module 1: Getting Started 
Module 1.1: About DiGIT4SD 
Module 1.2: User Manual 

Module 2: Fundamentals 
Module 2.1. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
Module 2.2. E-Government Fundamentals 
Module 2.3. E-Government Survey 
Module 2.4. Data 
Module 2.5. E-Participation 

Module 3: Planning 
Module 3.1. Identification of Target Areas 
Module 3.2. Stakeholders & Partnerships 
Module 3.3. Performance Indicators 

Module 4: Implementation 
Module 4.1. Implementation Frameworks 
Module 4.2. Integration and interoperability 
Module 4.3. Implementation at Local Level 

Module 5: Monitoring and Evaluation 
Module 5.1. M&E Frameworks 
Module 5.2. M&E Reporting, Dashboards and Trackers 

Module 6: Resources 
Module 6.1. Case Studies



Targeted Audience 
The toolkit has been designed to help countries, especially the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing Countries (SIDS) and Land-locked Developing Countries (LLDCs) develop and implement digital government initiatives in supporting implementation of the SDGs and targets. In addition, this toolkit is useful for governments of developed countries, academic institutions as well as civil society organizations.

Additional Information 
The training toolkit is free of charge. If you have any questions about the toolkit, please send us an email at unpan@un.org 

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