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(LEARNING) GovTech Academy online course is growing

July 11, 2022

The first GovTech Academy online course, “GovTech: Fundamentals and Key Concepts” was launched in November 3, 2021, and more than 550 participants including country officials, practitioners and WB staffs are currently registered through the OLC platform across 70 countries. As the subsequent course of the ”GovTech: Fundamentals and Key Concepts”, "Trends in GovTech Solutions for Public Financial Management” is currently under development. The course has five modules exploring the role of digital technologies in the modernization and enhancement of PFM systems, and the associated risks, challenges, and opportunities with a focus on fragile and low-income countries. It also looks at the innovative GovTech solutions and trends for budgeting, tax administration, public procurement, and financial auditing. The second GovTech OLC course is expected to be launched in July 2022.

(GTMI) Consolidated GTMI Dataset to be Validated

June 13, 2022

The GovTech Maturity Index (GTMI) measures the key aspects of four GovTech focus areas in 198 economies primarily based on the GovTech dataset. For the 2022 GTMI update, the GovTech team launched the Central Government (CG) GTMI online survey on March 3, 2022. With an excellent cooperation from more than 850 officials, 135 countries submitted their survey data to update 40 key GovTech indicators, reflecting the progress in their GovTech initiatives. And for the 63 non-participating economies, the GovTech team initiated remote data collection from the web resources. The initial draft version of the consolidated GTMI dataset together with the remotely collected data have been sent out to the officials for validation, which is expected to be completed by the end of June 2022. 

This year, the GovTech team also launched the Sub-National Government (SNG) GTMI online survey (pilot implementation) on March 15, 2022, as the second phase of the 2022 GTMI update. The SNG GTMI survey will complement the first phase (CG GTMI survey) and provide a more comprehensive update on the GovTech maturity in all regions. So far, 77 survey responses from 15 countries were received and 68 SNG entities from 12 countries working their survey responses. The SNG GTMI survey will remain open for data entry until June 30, 2022.

(PAST EVENT) Launch Event: West and Central Africa GovTech Community

June 8, 2022 (3:00–4:30 PM WAT / 2:00-3:30 PM GMT / 10:00-11:30 AM EDT)

The World Bank Global Governance Practice launches a regional GovTech Community for West and Central Africa countries with the objective to share knowledge, build capacity, and potentially incentivize collective action to advance GovTech reforms in the West and Central Africa regionThe potential benefits of GovTech are especially important in the Western Africa Region, which comprises of 22 countries with a population of around 459 million, where according to the World Bank GovTech Maturity Index (GTMI) 2020 there are only a few countries with a good level of GovTech development. At the same time, West Africa is home to the top two global ICT eco-systems in Lagos and Accra. This Community of Practice will address common challenges of member countries through peer-learning that could gain traction among government agencies responsible for e-government and GovTech agenda in West and Central Africa countries.

The Agenda of the event will cover:

  • Challenges and achievements of participating West and Central Africa countries in GovTech
  • What West and Central Africa GovTech Community is and how it will operate
  • What resources the Community members could draw on.

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July 2020 - June 2021



Investing in financial management information systems for better public financial management outcomes

The World Bank is supporting countries in modernizing their public financial management (PFM) and implementing financial management information systems (FMIS).
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Enjoy the latest GovTech publications, policy guidance notes, videos, learning opportunities, knowledge tools, and projects.
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Investments in GovTech is allowing Bhutan to reap benefits during COVID-19

Steady progress in strengthening PFM policies and systems, has helped Bhutan score higher on all six World Governance Indicators compared to other countries in South Asia.
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Enhancing digital capabilities in a post-COVID-19 world

While many private companies have fully embraced digital technology, adoption in the public sector has been slower. As we prepare for the "new normal," how can we help governments catch up?
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GovTech: Putting People First with Simple, Efficient and Transparent Government

This GovTech event aims to drill down on the role of digital technology in the public sector in reducing extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

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Public Administration and Institutional Reforms Unit
Tracey Lane, Practice Manager
GovTech Global Solutions Group
Cem Dener, Global Lead
Kimberly Johns, Global Lead
GovTech Global Partnership
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