The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) through its Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG), and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) through its Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD), are co organizing an Interregional Capacity Development Workshop on Digital Government Implementation Toolkit for Sustainable Development (DIGIT4SD). This programmed activity is part of the project implementation of UN Development Account Project DA1617B on “Evidence-based egovernment policies for advancing governmental service delivery and accountability in support of the Sustainable Development Goals”.
The main objective of the workshop is to discuss and share various digital government (hereafter referred as “digitgov”) toolkits and explore replicability of lessons learned in target countries of the DA Project (i.e. Bangladesh, Ethiopia) with other least development countries (LDCs), small island developing states (SIDS), and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs). In the light of lessons learned during the course of the DA project, case studies of Bangladesh, Ethiopia and others will be shared during the workshop to illustrate lessons learned and good cases in different national, sectoral and situational contexts.
One of the toolkits to be explored in depth at the workshop is the Digital Government Implementation Toolkit for Sustainable Development (DiGITSD). This implementation toolkit is designed to help countries, especially those in special situations, including the LDCs, SIDS, and LLDCs, to develop and implement digital government initiatives/strategies in supporting implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets.