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The country ranks 70% in e-government

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic has advanced as  high as 70% in e-government in recent years, according to Presidential Technology and Communication Information Office (OPTIC) director Armando Garcia.

He said his agency has used local and international surveys to establish the “substantial and sustained” growth figure every year with recent statistics on ICT and e-government.

Quoted by diariolibre.com.do, the official said he expects the country will reach over 50% in April, in the ranking published every two years by the UN.

Garcia said the country was below 50% in ICT occupying 8th place in the Caribbean and 11th in Central America development two years ago. “We are at the sixth or seventh place now.”

According to the results of the local ranking, the Web presence by agencies is 91%; technological infrastructure at 93%; social network presence 94% and public assistance through social networks 47%.

In transparency sub-portals the presence is 72%; gender gap, or participation of women in the State, 56%; the use of free software 50%; catalogs online services, 75%, which according to Garcia, is where citizens can access a website and can view its services.

He added that the country´s transactional ranking is close to reaching 15% this year, for which he urges harder work.

Source: DT

Jan 27, 2016

Category: DR News |

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