DTP aligns with national economic development strategies and ongoing government programs on digital transformation and public sector modernization and will be implemented at regional and national levels.
National-level activities will be financed from an IDA credit to Dominica in the amount of SDR20,500,000 (equivalent to US$28.0 million). These activities are aimed at building the cross-cutting enablers of digital government, while supporting public sector productivity and extending key digital public services to the citizens of Dominica. Putting in place the key enablers of digital government will ensure GoCD is well placed to add a suite of digital public services that builds on this foundation. Furthermore, the program is also designed to extend the benefits of such digitalization to the general public and private sector through enabling environment improvements that support development and adoption of digital tools and services, as well as skill development and entrepreneurship support. The combination of these activities and regional level interventions can unlock barriers to digital development, improving productivity, economic growth and job creation.
The Program will also be financed through a regional IDA grant, and implemented by a regional Project Implementation Unit (RPIU) housed at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). RPIU will work with other regional institution stakeholders as relevant depending on the technical area being supported. Regionally implemented activities will focus on strengthening the enabling environment to promote investment, competition, and innovation in telecoms and digital financial services, regional cybersecurity collaboration, and a modernized and harmonized data protection and privacy regime across the region. It will also be complemented by a regional level advanced digital skills program open to high potential digital specialists from Dominica.