Roadmap Proposal for Digital Sovereignty (Chile) 4/5

Roadmap Proposal for Digital Sovereignty (Chile) 4/5

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Proposal elaborated with the support of the Saber Futuro Foundation.

Digital Sovereignty is a different way of doing State, that puts technologies at the service of people's well-being, integrity, and security. Its most important success indicator is a demonstrable improvement in the well-being of users.

Not to be confused with the so-called digital government, whose focus has been more in digitising bureaucracy (how) than in effectively reducing it (why).

Fourth instalment of article series


Control of public spending on technology

Modulate and unbundle procurement and development to the extent that they solve real problems and favour open source solutions that are environmentally friendly and more energy efficient.

Expected benefits

  • With the continued opening of budget data, and the publication of the source code of the "Open Budget" platform, the latter will evolve with the contributions of civil society.
  • With a novel focus on public investment, so-called mutualisations will be avoided, to instead promote procurement by local governments that help build internal capacity and develop and maintain GovTech and local innovation ecosystems.

Public procurement with an investment logic

Facilitate framework agreements that facilitate the tendering of SMEs, cooperatives, associations, and joint ventures with local anchorage in public procurement.

Expected benefits

  • Promotion of ecosystems for the development of tailor-made solutions and specialised publishers with local anchorage that participate in the circular economy.
  • Articulation of decentralised "GovTech" marketplaces to facilitate access to public procurement for local ventures.
  • Equity-free financing of civil society initiatives with high social impact, which could be in the medium term transformed into permanent digital public services.

Coordination and collaboration in participatory public policies and services.

We will create social, technical and legal mechanisms of "open government" that promote the binding participation of civil servants, citizens, associations, and businesses.

Expected benefits

  • Any municipality that wishes to will be accompanied to experiment and adopt, together with parents and guardians, the methodologies that are best adapted to the reality and needs of the population.
  • Creation of a permanent and decentralised "supervisory body" that guarantees the binding participation of citizens in the design of public policies.

Digital Public Services Incubator

An "intra-entrepreneurship" programme will be created to spearhead the "digital transformation of the State", whose implementation will be driven by four open rules:

  • Each digital public service will be led by a civil servant.
  • The needs of users will be prioritised over those of the administration.
  • The teams will work, without prejudging the outcome, guided by measuring the real impact on users' lives.
  • Team management will be based on trust, autonomy and horizontal decision-making.

Expected benefits

  • The goals of the Law for the Digital Transformation of the State will be met with a bottom-up public management methodology. The latter focused on concrete results, promoting leadership and empowering civil servants to decide on the field "how" to implement changes, according to the reality of each Administration.
  • The current "Management Improvement Programmes" (PMG) will be replaced with a system based on a single principle: the "sense of working in the general interest". The latter will progressively correct the perverse incentives introduced by the transactional management model (from client-contract to social-contract).

Last update: 10/06/2022.


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