The widespread of ICTs has paved the way for a data revolution. This revolution offers governments new opportunities that can help increase efficiency, transparency, and improve public services. However, the slow adoption of data in governance can be attributed numerous reasons, including political and technical, such as the lack of data standards, poor data quality, poor information governance, and lack of appropriate policy frameworks.
The data revolution brought by the widespread use of information and communication technologies provides governments with new opportunities that can facilitate efficiency, transparency, and improve delivery of public services. Indeed, the data revolution can help governments accelerate their digital transformation and implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Data has proven to have a catalyzing role in public sector strategy and public service delivery. It is increasingly helping governments meeting citizens’ demands as to how, when and where to access services, thereby accelerating their Digital Transformation. However, in the midst of this Data Revolution, most developing countries still face challenges pertaining to lack of data, low quality data and outdated data.
The Ministry of Communications and Informatics (MCI) of Indonesia, in collaboration with the University of Indonesia and with support from APCICT, organized a National Training on “Data-Driven Governance”, on 17 November 2020.
The virtual seminar was based on the Bahasa Indonesia version of APCICT’s Academy Module on “Realizing Data-Driven Governance”. The event was attended by over 270 participants from central governments, local governments and academia.
Di era informasi dewasa ini, kemudahan akses informasi telah mengubah cara kita hidup, bekerja, dan bermain. Pergeseran tersebut menunjukkan semakin pentingnya peran Teknologi Informasi dan Komunikasi (TIK), terutama bagi ekonomi dan masyarakat secara keseluruhan. Akibatnya, pemerintah di seluruh dunia semakin fokus pada penggunaan TIK untuk Pembangunan yang dikenal dengan istilah ICT for Development (ICTD).