Having data is important for decision-making and especially for making good decisions. This may seem obvious, but it was not always so. Nowadays, data is everywhere, in great volume and variety, and serves to guide our actions in countless activities. It is part of our daily lives. And governments are no strangers to this context. The abundance of data has led States to … [Read more...] about 5 Lessons Learned from Open Data Workshops in Latin America and the Caribbean
Women occupy less than half of the leadership positions in the public sector despite representing more than 50% of the population. The presence of women in leadership positions in the public sector is essential. Not only due to gender equality factors but also because there is evidence that their presence generates multiple benefits. In addition to contributing new experiences … [Read more...] about How to ensure true gender parity in the leadership of public administrations in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Imagine a world where a newborn child is registered online as a citizen from the hospital by their parents, who in turn have a digital ID to manage their interactions with the government, without queues, forms or papers. It sounds like science-fiction, right? Well, in Estonia, it is already happening. In that country, 99% of all government services are … [Read more...] about 8 lessons from Estonia’s digital transformation for Latin America and the Caribbean
One of the most powerful ways for Latin-America and the Caribbean (LAC) to leapfrog into the future is digital transformation. It is important to understand, however, that “transformation” is really the operative word. It is not simply about buying software or digitizing processes. Rather, digital transformation implies a profound change in the way of doing business, accessing … [Read more...] about Good digitalization does not happen on its own: it requires good human decisions