Can Digital Government Deliver Development Impact

21 Oct 2021
14:30-16:00

Can Digital Government Deliver Development Impact

This event occurs in Geneva Time (CET, GMT+2).

COVID-19 has accelerated the shift online of government services with positive results:

  • Benin is now the fastest place in the world to start a business (in under two hours).
  • El Salvador’s online accounting tool automatically generates all tax and social security filings.
  • Bhutan uses blockchain technology to register and deliver licenses to cottage industries in its most remote valleys.

The data shows the biggest winners to be small entrepreneurs, particularly women, young people and rural populations who no longer have to queue at multiple government offices or cope with lengthy and difficult-to-understand procedures in order to enter the formal economy.

This session will explore the latest developments, discuss how more developing countries can go digital, and identify the best way to impact vulnerable populations.

Event Manager: Mr. Frank Grozel

Contact email: Frank.Grozel@unctad.org