The Local Government Digitalisation Almanac

We have launched our new Local Government Digitalisation Almanac for councillors and officers, containing simple steps, practical examples and resources to support councils on their digitalisation journeys.

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In July 2022, the LGA launched a new outcomes-based framework for improving and supporting local government digitalisation programmes around 12 strategic outcomes that were agreed in partnership with the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (Solace) and the Society for Innovation, Technology and Modernisation (Socitm).

The 12 outcomes are connectivity, data, democracy and participation, economic productivity and growth, ethics and sustainability, inclusion, leadership, organisational capability, security and resilience, services, and value.

This initial framework was intended to promote the use of a common language and shared strategic outcomes by local government when engaging with central government, private, voluntary and community sectors, as well as with one another.

Overview of the Local Government Digitalisation Almanac

Building on this framework, we commissioned PUBLIC to lead the delivery of a Local Government Digitalisation Almanac. Our goal in producing this guide is to make the topic of local government digitalisation more accessible and understandable to a wide range of users from all backgrounds. The guide contains simple steps, practical examples, and recommended reading to support councils as they push forwards with the 12 critical goals of digitalisation. It is not intended to be an instruction manual, but a starting point for wider conversations and to further collaborative improvement efforts to help councils realise the full benefits of digitalisation for employees, residents, businesses and communities, regardless of where they are on the journey.

This is a resource that adds to our ability as a sector to share practice, communicate effectively and build partnerships.

Cllr Neil Prior, Deputy Chair of the LGA’s Improvement and Innovation Board

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