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Monday, 13 February 2017

Belgium to share its know-how in the area of e-governance

The framework agreement between Fedict and the Belgian Development Agency should encourage the transfer of knowledge and the development of partnerships The Federal Public Service Information and Communication Technology (Fedict) and the Belgian Development Agency (BTC) will assist the fourteen partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation in designing their systems of e-governance. To achieve this, Fedict has concluded a cooperation agreement with the Belgian Development Agency, who will lead the process. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo is particularly pleased with this collaboration. "A digital administration is a more effective administration, also in developing countries". The cooperation agreement means that the BTC will be able to rely on the expertise of Fedict to help the partner countries develop e-governance. In practice, these countries will be able, for example, to receive assistance to design electronic identity cards, create a national registry, secure their infrastructure, or request strategic advice concerning e-governance. Alexander De Croo: "I am pleased to see the Belgian Development Agency and Fedict working together. A digital administration is a more effective administration, also in developing countries. Take, for example, the ease with which a birth can be registered electronically. Knowing how many children are born in a country can provide important information for developing policy in the areas of education and the economy".

Source: SPF Affaires étrangères, Commerce extérieur et Coopération au Développement