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DCORealizing A Digital Future For All

The Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) is an aspirational, forward-looking international organization that convenes its members to pursue the vision of

Achieving prosperity, social stability, and growth of the digital economy by unifying efforts to advance digital transformation and promote common interests

MotivationThe Vital Importance of Multilateral Collaboration in the Digital Economy
Digital Transformation is affecting all aspects of life, from the way we live to how we do business, which significantly influences the growth of the digital economy, creating vast range of new economic opportunities for people and businesses around the world. The digital technologies and solutions that enable this rapid advance are also reshaping governments and citizens' interactions in ways that strengthen transparency, accountability, and performance.
At the same time, the rapid global proliferation of these technologies can also give rise to a newset of challenges, such as the digital divide, privacy, and trust. As digital transformation advances, these cross-border issues will become even more important for all countries.
Given the borderless nature of the technologies and data at the heart of the digital economy, we can only realize its full transformative potential and manage the challenges of its rise through global collaboration. The Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) will enable its members to align their national digital efforts as well as pool their collective capabilities and economic scale through mutually beneficial collaboration to create a new, multilateral space for digital growth and transformation.
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ValuesGuided by our Shared ValuesDCO's collaborative actions are guided by our shared values
Openness@3xOpenness
Unity@3xUnity
Collaboration@3xCollaboration
Ambition@3xAmbition
Inclusive@3xInclusiveness
Empowerment@3xEmpowerment
By aligning our efforts, we can create the digital future to which our people aspire
MembershipInclusive, Global MembershipThe DCO was established in November 2020 by a group of founding countries that share an interest in collaborating to realize their collective digital potential: the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the State of Kuwait, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We underscore our openness to welcome additional members to the DCO who can subscribe to the organization’s vision, strategic goals, and shared values. In our quest to advance our digital transformations inclusively and in a multi-stakeholder approach, we welcome new members even beyond governments – including private sector entities, research and academic institutions, international organizations, civil society groups, and other institutions.
  • Kingdom of Bahrain
    Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
    Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • State of Kuwait
    State of Kuwait
  • Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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GovernanceStrong, Transparent Governance Enabling our CollaborationTo guide our collaborative efforts, the DCO is built on a strong foundation. Its governance includes three bodies: The Council of the organization, a General Secretariat, and temporary Committees that are established on an as-needed basis to engage in the realization of our collaboration agenda. The permanent General Secretariat organizes and administers the DCO’s work. Its headquarters is located in the city of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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