GovTech: Putting people first with simple, efficient and transparent government
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Rapid technological change and growing expectations of citizens are elevating the importance of digital innovation for governments around the world. The World Bank Group, working together with other stakeholders, has a role to play in ensuring client countries have access to knowledge, the solutions, and the expertise required to bring about digital transformation of government services.
The event began with a fireside chat with Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, Vice President of Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions at the World Bank Group, and Daniel Korski, CBE, CEO of Public.
Daniel Korski discussed how technology is creating a moment where innovation can finally begin to influence how public services are delivered.
“The more that we move towards an open, transparent system, the easier it will be for us to pinpoint where corruption is happening or where something isn't working.”
The fireside chat was followed by an expert panel discussion with voices from technology innovators, policy makers, and development partners.
“We must use the digital revolution to help those who are most at risk of being left behind -- including women, girls and the disabled -- catch up. Ultimately GovTech isn't an end in itself.
“The push now is about simplifying things for clients.”
. He said that Vietnam does not want to leave any citizens behind during this process which is the point of GovTech, especially for the people in developing countries.
Partnerships, participation, privacy, digital ecosystems, climate change, accountability -- these were some of the issues raised by the panel when asked to share their final thoughts on the discussion.
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