The Digital 9
The Digital 9, or D9, is a network of the world’s most advanced digital nations with a shared goal of harnessing digital technology and new ways of working to improve citizens' lives.
About the D9
The D9 countries have a track record in leading digital government, including designing services around users’ needs and sharing open source solutions with other countries.
As a group, the D9:
- shares world-class digital practices
- identifies improvements to digital services
- collaborates to solve common problems
- supports and champions the group's growing digital economies.
They are committed to working towards the following principles of digital development:
- user needs (designing public services that work for citizens)
- open standards
- open source
- open markets
- open government
- teaching children to code
- assisted digital (committing to support all citizens to access digital services)
- sharing and learning from each other
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) leads New Zealand's work under the D9.
2018 annual meeting
In February 2018, New Zealand hosted 3 events as part of the network's annual meeting:
The original members of the network are Estonia, Israel, New Zealand, South Korea and the United Kingdom. Canada and Uruguay joined the group in February 2018, and Mexico and Portugal joined in November 2018.