An Overview of World Bank Group Digital Governance and GovTech Projects
18 January 2023
The World Bank Group (WBG) has been financing digital governance (DG) solutions for decades. The construction of the GovTech Maturity Index (GTMI) is based primarily on the WB’s GovTech dataset, which is publicly available through the WBG data catalog. As a part of the 2022 update, the database includes the mapping of investments already presented in seven categories into four GovTech focus areas together with the costs, durations, and outcomes ratings of completed activities to complement key project data extracted from the WBG operations portal. This brief presents an overview of the DG and GovTech investments that support various sector reforms based on the latest extended version of the database so as to assist practitioners in the design of new digital transformation projects. The database and this brief can also help WBG staff involved in digital transformation initiatives when it comes to learning more about relevant investments, reviewing project documents - such as project appraisal documents, Implementation Completion and Results Reports, and Independent Evaluation Group review - and expanding and customizing the dataset for various needs such as operational support, project design, research, monitoring and quality assurance, and training. The database is expected to be updated annually depending on the availability of resources.
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