According to bank documents, the project objective is to improve citizens’ access to selected government services and to foster the growth of domestic digital business.
The project has three components:
Component 1 – Enabling Foundations (US$30 millions). This component will focus on the critical policies, access, capacity and institutional coordination required to support the development of the digital government and economy. Activities will include: i) policy reforms to enable digital services and economy; ii) technical assistance for better targeting of digital inclusion interventions; iii) design and implementation of capacity building programs that meet the demand of public and private sectors; iv) design and implementation of institutional mechanisms for coordination and financing of digital activities across government.
Component 2 – Digital Government (US$ 75 million). This component will focus on improving the Government’s capacity to deliver services to citizens and businesses in sectors of primary interest, including health and education. The services will be prioritized following criteria such as usage, impact, and short-term feasibility. The delivery of these services will be underpinned by the building blocks of digital platforms, including identification, interoperability, payments and cloud. Project interventions will improve the way services are delivered especially for underserved populations.
Component 3 – Digital Economy (US$ 45 million). This pillar will focus on digital economy private sector development, with an increasing contribution to private sector-led investments, and firm and job creation.
Component 4 – Project management and implementation capacity (US$ 5 million). The main objectives of this component are to reinforce project implementation capacity, support operating costs related to project management and provide equipment for project management. Effective project management ensures the necessary coordination and change-management processes are carried out in a timely and effective manner.
Tiago Carneiro Peixoto, Eva Clemente Miranda
Senior Governance Specialist
Ministry of Science and Technology, Higher and Technical Vocational Education (MCTESTP)
ICT National Director
National Institute of Electronic Government (INAGE)
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