In an address made to a joint session of both chambers of parliament, President Emomali Rahmon yesterday ordered relevant ministries and agencies to develop measures to establish the Agency for Innovations and Digital Technologies under the President of Tajikistan.

According to him, the Agency will be dedicated to strengthen institutional foundations of digital economy, develop information and communications infrastructure throughout the country, digitizing sectors of the national economy and expand the process of implementation of electronic government initiatives.  

He noted that the process of implementation of the programs for the transition to the e-government was unsatisfactory and pointed to the necessity of taking measures to create conditions to strengthen the digitization sphere.  

In this regard, the head of state ordered the government to develop and adopt required regulatory documents. 

The concept of digital government represents a fundamental shift in the way governments around the world are embracing their mission.  From setting measurable administrative goals to improving public service delivery, from making data-driven decisions to enacting evidence-based policies, from ensuring greater accountability and transparency within government to building greater public trust, governments are leveraging the power of information technologies in transformative ways.