Institutional Strengthening of the New ICT Governance Framework

 ICT Governance is the system by which the current and future use of ICT is directed and controlled. It involves evaluating and directing the plans for the use of ICT to support the organisation and monitoring this use to achieve its goals. The GoJ lacks a whole of government e-government strategy, basic ICT norms and regulations, and the governance framework for ICT is still evolving. The lack of a robust institutional foundation for ICT management has delayed e-government development in Jamaica. The consequence of this is the prevalence of inefficient services delivery in a number of key service areas.

The efficiency of delivery of a number of key public service can be significantly improved with the development and implementation of a whole of Government ICT Governance framework. This project includes a) the establishment and organization of the office of the Chief Information Officer to guide the implementation of technology solutions to increase information accessibility and integrated systems management.; (b) the design of an e-Government framework and strategy to develop, coordinate and monitor implementation of GOJ ICT policies, standards and strategies  ; (c) the development of key instruments and policies to support the  new e-government framework; and (d) capacity building and training on key ICT policy areas and subjects to support E-GOV Jamaica Limited in delivering on its new mandate to implement all GOJ enterprise-wide ICT systems.