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Promoting the Digital Transformation of African Portuguese-Speaking Countries and Timor-Leste

In series:OECD Digital Government Studiesview more titles

Published on November 30, 2018

Also available in: Portuguese

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The public sectors of African Portuguese-speaking countries and Timor-Leste (PALOP-TL) have made significant progress in mobilising digital technologies to promote internal efficiency, simplify government procedures and improve the delivery of public services. Nevertheless, fully harnessing these technologies to improve growth, opportunities for income and employment, and public service delivery requires a more profound shift from efficiency-driven to citizen-driven approaches. This cross-country review of the digital transformation of the public sectors in Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe and Timor-Leste reviews progress towards digital government and suggests strategies for enabling more effective, collaborative and sustainable digital government policies and approaches in PALOP-TL countries. These recommendations address three main areas: digital solutions for the delivery of core government functions, foundations for a digital government transformation, and digital services for citizens and businesses.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Acronyms
Executive summary
Background
Core government functions and digital solutions
Institutional foundations for a sound digital government ecosystem
Citizen-driven approaches for coherent and sustainable digital service delivery
Recommendations and proposals for action
Glossary of terms
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