Funding Digital Government Initiatives

Digital government leaders on the need to rethink funding models for long-term impact

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  • Funding internal digital service teams in governments like the World Bank funding central digital units in Madagascar to deliver digital public services
  • Funding established internal digital teams that started with a focus on services to start building platforms, like a2i in Bangladesh, which built core platform services like identity, payments, and a range of other services, that can be used across ministries
  • CAF is funding digital innovation in government through tech-based and data-driven govtech startups using equity investment. More information about their GovTech work is available here.
  • The Omidyar Network has published on Digital Public Goods, Digital Public Infrastructure, and Digital Identity and also shared the latest coverage on MOSIP by The Economist.
  • The Digital Impact Alliance has released a Listening Study with Smart Africa, as well as a leadership brief on accelerating national digital transformation.
  • USAID shared their digital strategy
  • The World Bank has published a report on fighting corruption and the importance of traditional approaches to addressing governance issues as part of eg GovTech and e-procurement efforts.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
  • Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • CAF
  • UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
  • Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)
  • Digital Public Goods Alliance
  • GIZ
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
  • New America
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)
  • ODI
  • Omidyar Network
  • Place Fund
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
  • UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
  • UN Development Program (UNDP)
  • UN International Computing Center (UNICC)
  • UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • USAID Center for Digital Development
  • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • World Bank

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