Gearing e-Government to support transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies
The 2018 UN E-Government Survey, with the overall theme “gearing e-government to support transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”, is published as the implementation of the 2030 Agenda advances to its third year and the 2018 High-level political forum (HLPF) focuses on transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.
Shocks of various kinds can derail progress towards realizing the vision of the 2030 Agenda. Strengthening resilience is at the heart of all sustainable development goals (SDGs) and is thus essential for sustainable progress. Strengthening resilience by ensuring that people, societies, and institutions have the resources, capacities and knowledge to limit, anticipate, absorb and adapt to shocks, underpins all the SDGs. Governments are responsible for pursuing policies to build resilience and assist those most affected.
The 2018 United Nations E-Government Survey considers the ways in which, using digital technology, governments can and are responding to shocks emanating from natural or man-made disasters and various types of other crises. The Survey acknowledges the progressive reliance on digital technologies in managing emergency responses, performing essential functions, and swiftly recovering from crises. For example, governments are ramping up their use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), open data, e-government services, and cuttingedge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and blockchain to hasten response and strengthen
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