Enabling globally competitive,ict-enabled government to facilitate good governance,strengthen accountability, increase transparency and improve operational efficiency to deliver quality services and make information available to the people
The Philippines was Asia’s fastest-growing economy in the second quarter of the year 2016 outpacing expansions in China , Vietnam , Indonesia and Malaysia. Fueled by an increase in public spending, fiscal reform and renewed investor confidence, the country is now considered a regional showcase for socioeconomic progress. It has adopted a philosophy of inclusive growth under the slogan “Daang Matuwid,” which equates good economics with good governance. This underscores governance as an ingredient in achieving growth.
The Philippines is now faced with the challenge of sustaining its impressive growth and making it more inclusive. This places a demand on government to provide an environment that ensures openness, efficiency in the delivery of services, and spaces for greater competitiveness. Such a demand, together with increased expectations, requires the government to optimize the role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in governance. It must move on from the non-integrated path of ICT development and agency-specific applications, toward a path that leads to an e-Government model that creates more valuable and meaningful services through interoperability and maximization of resources.
The government of Philippines has created “ The E-Government Master Plan (EGMP)” which is a blueprint for the integration of ICTs for the whole of government. It builds on past plans while incorporating current aspirations to create a vision for the future. As such, the plan also describes the systems of governance (e.g. institutions, agencies, processes, resources and policies) that need to be strengthened to make its implementation possible and sustainable. The EGMP presents building blocks for e-Government that include an initial list of priority projects.
One of the most important of these is the Integrated Government Philippines (iGovPhil), which occupies a special place in the EGMP because it enables or facilitates many other projects. It is aimed at maximizing the use of ICT resources through shared ICT infrastructure and services for government agencies.
A newly created agency DICT is committed to promote ICT as a key enabler of the current administration’s social and economic development agenda and as an important driver of economic growth and global competitiveness.DICT aims to provide leadership, direction and coordination in the development, implementation and use of ICT for socio-economic development and for delivery of public service to digitally empowered citizens.
The mandate of DICT is :
- An efficient ICT enabled government
- Safe & citizen centric ICT infostructure
- An inclusive and thriving ICT environment focused on developing the countrysides
MAIN FOCUS AREAS
- Connectivity and Mobility
- Cyber Security
- Big Data Analytics
- Predictive Analytics
- Smart Cities
- Gov Cloud (IaaS)
- Data Privacy
- Digital Identity
- Data Centers
- Clean Tech
Come Hear, Engage, Learn and be part of the journey towards a digitally empowered, innovative, globally competitive and prosperous Filipino society.