Vietnam sees improvements in IT application on state and local levels

November 13, 2020 | 12:38
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and the Vietnam Digital Communications Association on November 11 held a conference to announce the assessment results of IT application at ministries, agencies, and cities and provinces in 2019, as well as a set of indicators on ministerial-and provincial-level digital transformation.
vietnam sees improvements in it application on state and local levels
The November 11 conference

At the event, Phan Tam, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications said, “Through the 2019 results, we find that IT application in state agencies improved in 2019. The MIC highly appreciates the efforts by ministries, agencies, cities, and provinces.”

Like in previous years, the assessment of IT application was based on six categories: (1) IT technical infrastructure; (2) IT application in operations; (3) E-portal; (4) e-public service development; (5) IT application policies; and (6) IT manpower.

According to the Authority of Information Technology Application (AITA) under the MIC, IT application among ministries, governmental agencies, and cities and provinces in 2019 improved against previous years, with the greatest improvements reported by ministries.

vietnam sees improvements in it application on state and local levels
Phan Tam, Deputy Minister of MIC

The group of ministries received 0.82 points in 2019, up from 0.69 points a year earlier. Meanwhile, government agencies, and cities and provinces saw increases of 0.05 and 0.07 points, respectively.

In general, the top-ranking ministries and ministerial-level government agencies in IT application in 2019 remained unchanged since last year with the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the MIC making up the top three.

In the group of government agencies, Vietnam Social Insurance remained first in IT application, followed by Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and Vietnam News Agency.

In the group of cities and provinces under the central government, Thua Thien-Hue overtook Danang to rank first. Some cities and provinces saw significant improvements in their ranking including An Giang (7th), Bac Kan (16th), Bac Ninh (17th).

Among the six categories, the first three saw the most improvement, proving that cities and provinces have paid a great deal of attention to IT application.

As part of the conference, the AITA announced a set of indicators on ministerial-and provincial-level digital transformation. While digital transformation is assessed with general indicators, that of cities and provinces is based on the three pillars of digital government, digital economy, and digital society.

The deputy minister stressed that starting from next year, the MIC will use the set of indicators to assess digital transformation performance among ministries, government agencies, and cities and provinces.

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