Digital Technology in Public Sector Management
ADB encourages governments to adopt both innovative approaches and modern technologies to promote good governance. This is done not just by shifting from manual, paper-based processes to automated systems, but also by creating new skills, building human and institutional capacity, and creating an enabling policy and regulatory environment to facilitate public sector reforms.
E-government is the use of ICT to promote more efficient and cost-effective government, facilitate more convenient government services, allow greater public access to information, and make government more transparent and accountable to citizens.
ADB projects and support for ICT have played an important role in public administration reforms in many countries. Such initiatives particularly benefit rural areas by connecting regional and local offices with central government ministries. These also allow national government agencies to communicate and interact with their local constituency and improve public services.
Featured ICT-related Projects in the Public Sector
|Asia Pacific Public Electronic Procurement Network||The TA will build capacity of Asia Pacific DMCs in implementing e-government procurement and enhance transparency of public procurement tenders. It will target all Asia Pacific DMCs and open membership to non-DMCs that wish to share experience in implementing e-GP with other participants. Possible coordination and South-South collaboration with Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (INGP) will be considered. The TA will also explore opportunities for continuous self-funding of the Asia Pacific Public Procurement Network through contributions of member countries.|
|Design of e-Governance Master Plan and Review of Information and Communication Technology Capacity in Academic Institutions||This TA is one of ADB’s first e-government projects in Myanmar. It aims to adopt an integrated approach in implementing government applications and online services to achieve enhanced capacity for public service delivery.|
|Implementing the e-Procurement System||The TA will support the development and roll-out of the government e-procurement system. The work will involve management system establishment, rules-making, system analysis, building of the hardware and software platform iteratively with system managers and users, capacity building of all stakeholders, testing and installation on a phased basis, and monitoring over the initial use period.|
Broadband Internet Satellite is Key to Achieving Papua New Guinea's Vision for Effective e-Government Services
ADB, through its financing and partnership with Kacific1, supports Papua New Guinea's vision to introduce innovative approaches and modern technologies into its public sector services.