Investment

Focus area - Investment - I&T investments are targeted at fewer initiatives with more impact, Maximise value from the ICT industry, Cost and benefits from investment in digital services are realised, Agency transformation initiatives deliver system benefits. Outcome: Investment in innovative digital services is being prioritised and benefits are being realised.

Outcome

Investment in innovative digital services is being prioritised and benefits are being realised

When managing public spending, the Government looks to get better results from existing spending, while investing wisely in new services that will make a difference. In the context of investment in information and technology, there is an imperative to maximise the impact of existing spending, such as agency modernisation initiatives, for the benefit of the system as a whole. Continued pressure on agency baselines will necessitate a reprioritisation of spending towards digital services.

Proposals for new investment will need to demonstrate that they are necessary and affordable. They must align with the Government’s ICT objectives (as set out in the strategy), and specify what the impact will be in terms of the Government’s priorities.

When managing public spending, the Government looks to get better results from existing spending, while investing wisely in new services that will make a difference. In the context of investment in information and technology, there is an imperative to maximise the impact of existing spending, such as agency modernisation initiatives, for the benefit of the system as a whole. Continued pressure on agency baselines will necessitate a reprioritisation of spending towards digital services.

Focus Area

  • Information and technology investments are targeted at fewer initiatives with more impact
  • Maximise value from technology investments
  • Cost and benefits from investment in digital services are realised
  • Agency transformation initiatives deliver system benefits

 

This work programme will be led by the Partnership Framework’s Strategic Investment Group

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