PM appreciates UNDP on assisting in digital transformation

By Staff Reporter
Friday – December 18, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The prime minister (PM) Imran Khan appreciated, Thursday, united nations development programme (UNDP) partnership in development of a digital transformation roadmap.

According to a press release, a delegation of UNDP dealing with “digital governance” called on the PM, in federal capital, to brief him on digital transformation.

During the meeting, UNDP representatives briefed PM Khan on five priority digital interventions, identified after interaction with different departments and key stakeholders including from the government, private sector and the development community.

The priority interventions include supporting national database and registration authority (NADRA) digital registration; development of digital identification (ID) stack to extend the digital infrastructure which includes digital payment system and more; supporting Ehsaas’ introduction of a one-window portal for integrated social protection services; digitisation of police investigation manual and establishing a national emergency helpline with national police bureau (NPB); and development of Pakistan business portal (PBP), with the board of investment (BoI), an online platform for ease of doing business within the country.

UNDP is also conducting a digital maturity assessment in parallel to prioritise digital interventions using read data driven approach.

PM Khan reiterated the importance of digital solutions for improved governance and mentioned incumbent’s commitment to use digital technologies for achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

It will, he added, help the vulnerable sections of the society, in particular, to get maximum benefit from the social welfare and social protection policies of the incumbent regime at grassroots level.

The UNDP delegation composed of UNDP Pakistan resident representative Aliona Niculita and UNDP chief technical advisor on digital governance Tariq Malik.