Ireland Digital Government Factsheet 2019 Now Available

Posted on 10 Sep 2019

After a long wait and rigorous data collection process, the new 2019 Digital Government Factsheets for 36 EU countries including Ireland are now available for public view. These factsheets are a prime source of country intelligence on all digital government-related matters in Europe, capturing information on the long-term trends reshaping this policy area.

Download the Ireland Factsheet

The factsheets have a revamped template this year, providing a streamlined view over the various legal frameworks, strategies and infrastructure in place in European countries to support Digital Government activities. The new format has been designed to reflect the paradigm shift from the concept of eGovernment to the more comprehensive one of Digital Government.

Along with the factsheets, the Digital Government Infographics were also published this year with a refurbished design for the 36 countries that were covered by this exercise. These infographics provide a summary of the key high-level initiatives undertaken by the specific countries to promote Digital Government in the areas of:

  • Services for Citizens and Businesses
  • Political Communications
  • Legislation
  • Governance and infrastructure

The infographics further describe countries’ performances against the EU average in key Digital Government Indicators such as those related to individuals using Internet for interacting with public authorities (e.g. ‘Downloading official forms’ and ‘Interacting’) and countries’ eGovernment performance across policy priorities (e.g. ‘User centricity’ and ‘Transparency’).

With the new Digital Government Factsheets and Infographics covering most of Europe, it is now possible to have a panoptic view over the main developments in this crucial policy area for Europe and the Digital Single Market. Moreover, they offer an opportunity for policy officers to learn from other European countries and provide a unique repository of knowledge and inspiration to direct their own Digital Government priorities.

For more information concerning the development of Digital Government in Europe, please visit the NIFO collection on Joinup. You will find there additional resources assessing the state of play of Digital Government and Interoperability in Europe, such as the European Semester studies.