Your thoughts welcomed on Wales' digital strategy


January 20, 2021

The Welsh Government wants to ensure people in Wales experience modern, efficient and streamlined public services and at the same time stimulate innovation in our economy and support outcomes for future generations.

They have been developing a Digital Strategy for Wales which sets out how they intend to build on this momentum to change cultures, improve skills and safeguard jobs.

Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport is keen to take an agile and inclusive approach to developing the Digital Strategy. That is why Welsh Government are releasing the draft strategy via a series of blogs: https://digitalanddata.blog.gov.wales/category/digital-strategy/.

The Strategy and its Vision are supported by six missions, listed below. For each of these missions they are setting out the outcomes they want to see and the actions they will undertake. A separate Delivery Plan will support the Strategy.

- Digital Services: redesigning and implementing services to a new set of common digital and data standards so that they are simple, secure and convenient, improving the relationship between citizens, business and government.

- Digital Economy: improving quality of life, sustainability and economic growth across Wales, placing digital at the heart of COVID recovery and adapting to the post-EU context.

- Digital Skills: creating a skilled and digitally competent workforce.

- Digital Inclusion: deliver digital services fairly and equally.

- Digital Connectivity: with services supported by fast and reliable infrastructure.

- Data and Collaboration: working together, using and sharing data, knowledge and resource in a manner that supports the provision of good services.

The project team are really keen to hear from the third and voluntary sector on what this means for your organisation and for the capability and skills of the sector.

While the Welsh Government has a leadership role in delivering the Digital Strategy for Wales, they cannot do it without partnership working and collaboration across all sectors in Wales. Therefore, involvement is welcomed from everyone.