The Cape Verdean government launched a digital governance strategy, with more than 300 actions to be carried out in three years, budgeted at 60 million euros, to simplify processes and provide quality digital services.
With a period of validity for the three-year period 2023-2025, the Digital Governance Strategy for Cape Verde (EGDCV) will have nine areas of intervention, 80 strategic measures, including 56 structuring measures of an administrative, legislative, and technological nature.
The strategy will be accompanied by a plan with 34 goals and 313 actions, whose implementation is budgeted at about €60 million, according to the Minister of Modernization of the State and Public Administration, Edna Oliveira.
According to the minister, Cape Verde has had a “successful path” and has made “great strides” in terms of digital governance, but noted that citizens and businesses do not yet feel the “full impact” of technological development of the archipelago.
“Therefore, it is essential that the definition of public policies on digital matters be made in a planned and transversal way, and that the actions that are developed are implemented in a safe, sustained and effective way. Hence the need to approve the Digital Governance Strategy for Cape Verde”, said the minister during the presentation in Praia.
Edna Oliveira stressed that the strategy is a “State document” of Cape Verde, and not of any government or director, and will be the “guide” or the “compass” to know the current state, define goals and objectives and guide the way.
she also said that the document will provide the “alignment” of activities and promote the “commitment” of the different entities to provide a quality public service, in an agile and impactful way.
The strategy will address digitization and simplification of processes, technologies, integration and interoperability, digital literacy, infrastructure and security, legislation, good governance, digital public services, and access to and availability of information.