The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), through the Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning (ILPES), began work on the ground for the first phase of technical support for the Government Office of Information Technology. Information and Communication (OGTIC) of the Dominican Republic, whose objective is to identify and define the model of digital governance and government interoperability that the country will adopt to strengthen the processes within public institutions and thus be able to integrate government information systems allowing the development, preparation and solution of procedures and services required by citizens, also granting greater transparency and access to information and allowing the strengthening of monitoring and accountability frameworks.
This technical assistance is part of the efforts that ECLAC and the Government of Korea are carrying out to promote Digital Government policies in the countries of the region. In this context, and at the request of the Director General of the OGTIC, Pedro Quezada, ILPES began a technical assistance process that, in its first phase, will consist of the configuration of the multi-institutional team with counterparts from 12 institutions that deliver digital public services with its managers of institutional modernization, digital governance and/or directors who will assume the function.
Specifically, the team will be trained on issues of digital governance and digital government and all the components that this means. Likewise, an analysis of the current situation/state will be carried out through the survey of the regulatory/legal framework that promotes the implementation of digital government and government interoperability and the identification of the institutions required to reach the stated goal.
Participating in the opening of the event were Pedro Quezada, Director of the OGTIC; Inka Mattila, UNDP representative in the Dominican Republic and ILPES specialist, Alejandra Naser. During the working days, the Vice Minister of Digital Agenda José David Montilla was also present.
All the authorities present expressed their broad satisfaction with the accompaniment that ECLAC will be providing in these months and showed the maximum political support and availability of technical human resources to achieve the objectives set.
It was also announced that ILPES expert Francisco Méndez will develop workshops and methodologies to meet the objectives of this first phase of the project.