Presentation on theme: "Online Government June/2002 Public FTAA.ecom/inf/141/Add.3 June 4, 2002 Original: Spanish Translation: FTAA Secretariat."— Presentation transcript:
Online Government June/2002 Public FTAA.ecom/inf/141/Add.3 June 4, 2002 Original: Spanish Translation: FTAA Secretariat
Bolivia’s strategy in the digital era Supreme Decree of March 2002 established Bolivia’s Agency for the Development of an Information Society (ADSIB), a decentralized agency under the aegis of the Vice President of the Republic. As an independent entity with its own administrative and technical management, it proposes policy, establishes and implements national strategy, coordinates actions aimed at closing the digital divide by means of the added assistance of New Information and Communication Technology with the participation and leadership of all the stakeholders needed to bring about this change.
Activities being promoted Design a coordinated digital policy in accordance with specific action plans. Modernization of Bolivia’s Public Administration systems for management and decision-making. Capacity building to advance a digital strategy. Human Resource Development Transparency in and improvement of public services Design and implement mechanisms able to promote civil society participation.
Guiding Principles All digital strategies need to become State policy The strategy must be 100% Bolivian. Local vision deeply committed to a global vision Participatory approach Formulation and development of new managerial capacities Efforts aimed at closely coordinating public policy New development culture where knowledge is the new determining element (factor of production)
Organizational structure PRES PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC MINISTRY OF THE PRESIDENCY Policy definition NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INFORMATION SOCIETY STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT UNIT ADSIB Project management Access and Connectivity Access and Connectivity Online government ICT and business competitiveness ICT in support of social policy
Electronic Government – Current Situation Bolivia has 60 public sector websites, several of which do not receive proper maintenance. Approximately 52 do not actively provide services. The online government project, under the responsibility of the Vice President of the Republic, seeks to enhance the use of, benefits from, and the active provision of services for the community.
Integrate public sector portals Assist in creating new portals for institutions that do not have them Integrate Bolivian institutional portals Propose rules to standardize Bolivian webpages Enhance local governments’ information technology Online Government Project - Objectives
Online Government Project - Programs Development of the government portal to provide citizen services Set up a wide area network (WAN) for central government Establish technical information and communication standards for government entities Determine rules and procedures for digital government document validation Draft law on electronic government Establish mechanisms to ensure system interoperability Public bids and awards system for government procurement of goods and services Cont.
Pilot program for prefect portals Develop a basic information and document processing system Sensitization and social marketing Administration of and regulation governing domains Legal framework governing electronic commerce Updating of intellectual property law and its regulations General plan for local government information systems Call for bids for the creation of new services for the government portal Online Government Project - Programs