Digital Public Goods

Open-source software, open data, open artificial intelligence (AI) models, open standards and open content that adhere to privacy and other international and domestic applicable laws, standards and best practices, do no harm, and help attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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[Digital] solutions and systems that enable the effective provision of essential society-wide functions and services in the public and private sectors. This includes, but is not limited to, digital forms of ID and verification, civil registration, payment (digital transactions and money transfers), data exchange, and information systems (including sector-specific, e.g., health or education). A country’s digital public infrastructure may include implementations of multiple proprietary and/or open-source solutions (including digital public goods). The digital backbone that serves as an enabler of the effective provision of essential society-wide functions and services, which can be built with either open-source solutions (including DPGs) or proprietary solutions.

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