Quickening e-Governance in Myanmar
E-governance is a potent enabler of administrative performance by effective, transparent, and accountable institutions and encourages the participation of citizens—all essential if Myanmar is to assure a prosperous future.
ADB assistance in information and communication technology (ICT) for unified planning and execution, capacity and capability building, and incentivized guidance for new systems and services can help Myanmar leapfrog stages of e-governance maturity.
- Information and communication technology (ICT) can concretize e-governance initiatives for enhanced access to and delivery of government information and services but rests on ICT capacity, something Myanmar is short of.
- In 2013, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) partnered with the government to integrate approaches to development of government applications and online services and capacitate these with human and institutional capital.
- Field-testing of ADB's e-governance capacitation model opened avenues for sustaining the supply of skilled human resources in support of Myanmar's e-governance program.