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Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform and UID Bali Synergy to Strengthen Digital Government

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DENPASAR – The digital transformation of government needs mutual cooperation of all parties through strengthening the penta helix.

Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Abdullah Azwar Anas believes that the success of digital government is not only supported by the government.

Bali’s Upaya Indonesia Damai or United in Diversity (UID) Foundation is one of the non-governmental organisations being embraced to accelerate government digitalisation.

“Today we are collaborating with Bali’s Upaya Indonesia Damai or United in Diversity (UID) Foundation, which is a strategic partner of the government in accelerating bureaucratic reform with impactful and integrated digitalisation,” said Anas during the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation Agreement with UID Bali in Denpasar, Friday (17/11).

Anas outlined three actual things that can be immediately followed up by UID in support of digital government implementation.

First, becoming an external assessor in the implementation of the evaluation of the Electronic-Based Government System (EBGS) and becoming a center of excellence in supporting the implementation of digital government in the regions.

Second, giving strategic support in the realization of 9 Priority EBGS Services as an effort to accelerate digital transformation and integration of national digital services in the Presidential Regulation, which will soon be stipulated by the President.

“As well as being part of the National EBGS PMO in the National EBGS Coordination Team secretariat, thus integrating steps in national orchestration,” said Anas.

The signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform and UID is a joint effort to utilize the capacity and resources of each party.

The scope of cooperation between the ministry and UID includes nine areas, namely supervision, accountability of apparatus performance, development of apparatus human resources, public services, institutions, governance, EBGS, education, and research.

“We hope that the initial cooperation with UID will produce innovations and collaborative efforts in strengthening the EBGS implementation capabilities of Central Agencies and Regional Governments, as well as the digitalisation capacity of ASN,” he added.

Anas revealed that the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform had previously invited digital practitioners and experts, which received a positive response to strengthen the role of government efforts in the EBGS framework.

The Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform has also collaborated with 30 universities throughout Indonesia to strengthen the implementation of EBGS.

UID is an integrated campus that brings together the world’s best education, research, and development institutions.

Surrounded by a TechPark with an entrepreneurial and industrial development ecosystem, the UID campus collaborates with various universities as well as national and international organizations.

Chairman of United in Diversity Tantowi Yahya said that this is a long process that will be carried out in a distributed, modular, and integrative manner with an ecosystem approach.

Therefore, the approach to strengthening EBGS in each region will differ according to the specific situation and needs of each region.

This approach focuses on ensuring inter-system interoperability, developing integrated internal and external service portals, and providing transparent and reliable data and information services.

“UID is committed to supporting the Indonesian government in achieving its bureaucratic reform and EBGS development goals. We believe that this partnership will have a major positive impact on public services and sustainable development,” said Tantowi Yahya.

This memorandum of understanding creates a basis for both parties to work together effectively, and will hopefully open the door for further collaboration.

“We will implement this immediately after the signing. This is to realize a government that is efficient, open, and responsive to the needs of the people,” Tantowi concluded.

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