UNDP help to the digitalisation of public providers


Distinguished Members of the Government Board and Member States

On behalf of UNDP administration, I wish to thank Director Isabelle Mercier Director and her staff on the Impartial Analysis Workplace for this analysis of UNDP’s help to the digitalization of public providers. 

Digitalization is a key enabler for sustainable improvement and is a precedence for UNDP’s strategic programming funding. It’s explicitly recognized as an enabler throughout our Strategic Plan and is prime to our efforts to enhance public service supply throughout numerous nation contexts. 

UNDP help to the digitalisation of public providers  

As acknowledged within the analysis, UNDP has performed an important function in enhancing digital public infrastructure, which is crucial for digital transformation throughout public providers. UNDP’s help to establishing and bettering crucial databases and registries, advancing digital identification methods, enhancing system interoperability, and selling digital monetary providers has performed a pivotal function in serving to international locations navigate key phases of their digital transformation journey. 

The significance of digital authorized identification as foundational to Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) and, therefore, digitalization of public providers in ways in which go away nobody behind, can be underlined. 


Distinguished Members of the Government Board and Member States

UNDP welcomes and accepts all suggestions, and we will work on three fronts going ahead. First, we are going to proceed to develop the Digital Public Infrastructure strategy as an vital technique of bringing strategic coherence to our work on digital transformation; second, we are going to proceed the work on the governance of digitalization to make sure that digital transformation is inclusive, rights based mostly, gender delicate and leaves nobody behind; and third we are going to construct a stronger digital and knowledge ecosystem prepared for future challenges, together with by way of the event and deployment of Synthetic Intelligence within the supply of public providers. 

Let me now provide you with further highlights of our administration response.

Suggestion 1. Advance user-focused design and streamlined digital choices for key digitalization drivers akin to digital authorized identification, digital monetary providers and knowledge interoperability. 

UNDP will proceed constructing on its whole-of-society perspective, emphasizing a human rights-centered and inclusive basis for its digital public infrastructure framework, guaranteeing effectivity and fairness for all. 

Our key actions embrace convening two international advocacy occasions to bolster ongoing efforts in strengthening digital public infrastructure and collaborating with the United Nations Authorized Identification Agenda Activity Drive to interact the personal sector and civil society in advancing user-focused design at international, regional, and nation ranges.

Suggestion 2. Have interaction with complete programme choices to allow sector-wide holistic digital transformation together with digitalization efforts on the native authorities stage.

UNDP will construct on our efforts to allow sector-wide holistic digital transformation and strengthen ‘whole-of-society’ approaches that embrace participating nationwide and subnational leaders, firms and digital innovators. 

To handle this, UNDP, in collaboration with the Division of Financial and Social Affairs, is establishing below the Excessive-Impression Initiative on public sector capabilities, FutureGov, a platform that facilitates complete coverage and program help for inclusive digital public providers. 

Moreover, UNDP will launch a model of its Digital Readiness Evaluation targeted on native governments, utilizing the UNDP whole-of-society Digital Growth Framework.

Lastly, UNDP will proceed disseminating steering for holistic sector-wide digital transformation and last-mile implementation of digital providers.

Suggestion 3. Strengthen efforts to allow improvement financing for sectoral efforts and digital transformation on the nation stage.

UNDP will proceed to leverage its international management on improvement to steer international financing from authorities donors, philanthropic organizations and the personal sector to areas of demand from international locations, together with enjoying its strategic function because the integrator and public platform for financing flows to international locations for digital transformation tasks.

Particularly, we are going to evaluate the incorporation of digital transformation financing in nationwide financing frameworks and Sustainable Growth investor maps, in addition to present steering to governments on using these frameworks to increase funding in digital transformation, together with attracting personal investments.

Suggestion 4. Have interaction with complete programme choices to allow sector-wide holistic digital transformation together with digitalization efforts on the native authorities stage. 

UNDP will develop a choice framework, formed by insights from the Doha Programme of Motion and LDC+5 Convention, highlighting differentiated approaches for supporting digital public infrastructure and regulatory frameworks in LDCs.

UNDP may also collaborate with the Digital Public Items Alliance and companions to launch the 50-in-5 marketing campaign specializing in digital public infrastructure, with the intention of supporting at the least 10 LDCs by way of this initiative.

UNDP has developed a DPI playbook of experiences from thought leaders in DPI and affords a hands-on compilation of ‘performs’, methods, self-assessment instruments, and instance blueprints. We’ll proceed organizing advocacy occasions for the DPI playbook in at the least three international locations, all LDCs, to foster collaboration throughout identification, funds, and knowledge exchanges to deal with improvement challenges in key sectors.

Suggestion 5. Within the LDCs, undertake a focused strategy to strengthening digital public infrastructure and regulatory frameworks for bettering public providers and financial improvement.

UNDP will proceed strengthening South-South Cooperation by serving as a core accomplice within the talked about 50-in-5 marketing campaign, and by providing studying exchanges and community alternatives within the World South with the Information to Coverage Community, in partnership with the United Nations Workplace for South-South Cooperation. 

And the FutureGov platform I’ve already talked about will help South-South and triangular cooperation, fostering collaboration and information trade amongst international locations.

Suggestion 6.  Help knowledge privateness and authorized identification administration on the nation stage and incorporate the rights dimension in its authorized identification help.

Human Rights is on the centre of UNDP’s strategy to digital transformation and outlined as a Guiding Precept within the UNDP Digital Technique.

UNDP will develop a mannequin governance framework for knowledge exchanges to reinforce knowledge safety, emphasizing rights dimensions within the interaction between digital authorized identification, digital monetary providers, and knowledge interoperability throughout key thematic areas in international locations.

Moreover, we are going to help using the Digital ID Governance Framework in at the least 5 international locations, sharing insights with UNDP communities of observe and exterior networks like ID4Africa.

Suggestion 7. Strengthen help to bridging the digital gender divide on the coverage stage and make clear assets that shall be made accessible for implementing company gender methods for an inclusive digitalization of public providers.

UNDP will execute the company useful resource mobilization technique, prioritizing versatile funding by way of core assets and leveraging thematic funding home windows to help the implementation of the company gender equality technique.

Moreover, we are going to strengthen the gender funding window, highlighting UNDP’s comparative benefit in gender equality and digitalization to draw accomplice funding. 

Lastly, we are going to incorporate a complete gender-focus within the digital public infrastructure safeguards initiative, guaranteeing entry and safeguards for ladies.

Suggestion 8. Advocate to strengthen digital authorities measurement frameworks to evaluate e-service uptake and use.

UNDP will advocate for enhanced indices and construct on the Communities of Apply and experiences of nations, to evaluate and replace programming steering throughout numerous sectors supporting the digitalization of public providers.


Excellencies, we’re dedicated to implementing the analysis’s suggestions. Thanks once more for this chance.  I’ll stand able to reply any questions you might have. With this, I conclude my remarks. 


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