In July 2018, the government launched NL DIGIbeter: the Digital Government Agenda. Just like the Dutch Cybersecurity Agenda, the Digital Government Agenda is part of the Dutch Digitalisation strategy.
NL DIGIbeter is an agenda for all layers of government. We introduced NL DIGIbeter 2018 as a rolling agenda that will be updated year on year. This is the first updated version: NL DIGIbeter 2019.
Last year we started by bringing the various stakeholders together, and took measures aimed at making Dutch government more accessible, more understandable and more personal, for everyone. We in government give public values a central role, and respect fundamental rights. At the same time we wish to learn quickly and are willing to experiment. This approach has led to the adaption and in some cases to drawing up of agendas by other levels of government and implementation agencies.
During the implementation of these actions, the realisation grew that government organisations can only realise the objectives of NL DIGIbeter by working together. It also became clear that the large number of action lines – 71 actions all of different types and scopes – failed to generate sufficient focus. In this updated agenda we are therefore shifting the focus to the main pillars of NL DIGIbeter (see below). We will be targeting even more specifically on achieving real added value for citizens and entrepreneurs and restricting the number of actions. As far as possible, we will also attempt to avoid duplication and redundancy in reporting. Actions that have now been taken up in other programmes, such as NL DIGITAAL and the Government Data Agenda, will for example no longer be included in NL DIGIbeter.
Over the coming year, we intend to join forces to further improve our information and service provision. We will do this in a manner that is appropriate to NL DIGIbeter by already taking account of public values and fundamental rights by design, by involving individual citizens and entrepreneurs, and wherever possible by keeping control of data. Together we can make NL DIGIbeter!
Pillars of NL DIGIbeter:
- Inclusion (everyone must be able to participate)
- Digital identity
- Control of data