UNDP, Moldovan government signed memorandum on digitization
09:52 | 07.10.2021 Category: Economic
Chisinau, 7 October /MOLDPRES/- A cooperation agreement between the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Moldovan government on speeding up the country's digital transformation was signed yesterday in Chisinau.
The agreement provides for cooperation in several strategic directions, such as: the development of a new strategy for the country's digital transformation; digital transformation of existing public services, including with the involvement of citizens, civil society, the private sector and academia; improving the digital knowledge and skills of the population, for an inclusive digital transformation; developing partnerships for innovation, access to expertise and best practices related to digital transformation; providing support from UNDP Moldova for the work of the National Advisory Committee on Digitization.
„Moldova has a historic opportunity to speed up the digital transformation that benefits all people. UNDP Moldova will support the Government to develop a new vision of the country for sustainable digitalization and to involve citizens and the private sector in this process. The latter can boost faster adoption of state-of-the-art digital solutions, "said Dima Al-Khatib, UNDP representative in Chisinau.
Deputy Prime Minister for Digitalization Iurie Țurcanu said that the government's priorities in the field have been established. "We have a clear vision of the actions to be taken to modernize the public sector and facilitate the interaction of citizens and the business environment with state institutions. The partnership with UNDP Moldova will help us advance in the realization of the digitalization agenda, for the benefit of the people and for the modernization of the country ", he said.
A first step taken by UNDP in this regard was to conduct an assessment of the national level of digitalisation of society, which highlighted the current challenges in the field and set benchmarks for the creation of a new national digital strategy.
UNDP provided recommendations for each of the five pillars of the national assessment: Infrastructure; Citizens; Government; Business community; The whole society.