DPGs have already provided opportunities for innovation, collaboration and investment in our collective future. They are increasingly seen as enablers for countries wanting to build safe, trusted and inclusive digital public infrastructure and to work toward the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals. Recognition of their potential is growing fast. But to truly deliver on their promise, more must be done.
Despite the clear advantages and benefits that DPGs offer, there is still work to do to raise their profile and meet the DPG ambition of accelerating digital transformation around the world, improving lives everywhere, and getting closer to achieving the SDGs.
We are now at a crucial point. As global digital cooperation accelerates and more countries seek to build digital public infrastructure, there is a real chance to align investments, share technology and implementation insights, and learn from the pioneering countries that have already championed the use of DPGs. It is a huge opportunity for everyone — from SIs to governments of both the richest and poorest countries.
DPGs could genuinely change the way the world works, deliver enormous economic and social value, and create a vibrant new public-private sector.
But collaboration and cooperation are key. Everyone needs to work together and seize this opportunity now to truly realize the possibilities DPGs offer.