The fast-evolving digitalisation of our economies powered by data and digital tools has impacted people’s lives from individual to societal level, which challenges governments when designing and delivering services. The OECD Digital Government Reviews aim to support government’s digital transformation by assessing policies and practices to benefit from these opportunities and address the related challenges.

Slovenia has made digital government a key priority in recent years through its Public Administration 2020 and Digital Slovenia 2020 strategies. These ambitious, complementary, and well-financed strategies enabled great progress towards a digitally-mature government. Given that not only both strategies are coming to an end, but also its EU Council presidency in the second half of 2021, Slovenia has today a golden opportunity to revisit its digital transformation agenda and prepare for the forthcoming policy cycle, together with its flourishing digital ecosystem of stakeholders. To ensure digital transformation of the whole public sector, this Digital Government Review of Slovenia proposes to focus on four areas:

  • setting up the right governance to lead the digital shift,

  • building digital talent for a transformative public sector culture,

  • focusing on high quality service design and delivery,

  • threading the path towards a data-driven public sector.

Conducted at the request of the Slovenian government, with the strong engagement of the Ministry of Public Administration, and peers from Colombia and the United Kingdom, this Digital Government Review uses the 2014 OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies as its foundation and the OECD Digital Government Policy Framework to frame the analysis. With its six dimensions – Digital by Design, Data Driven, Government as a Platform, Open by Default, User-Driven and Proactiveness – the review evaluates the efforts that Slovenia undertook to advance its digital government maturity by progressing from e-government to enact a full shift towards the digital transformation of the public sector.

Through its policy recommendations, the review will assist the Government of Slovenia to fully benefit from digital technologies and data to foster a people, and data-driven digital transformation of its public sector, to be well-equipped to respond to the needs and expectations of people and businesses in the digital age. The OECD stands ready to continue supporting digital government policies in Slovenia with the implementation of the recommendations elaborated jointly through this Digital Government Review.

This document was approved by the Public Governance Committee on September 3rd 2021 and prepared for publication by the OECD Secretariat.

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