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Bangladesh, National, Digital, Architecture, bnda, e-GIF, Interoperability

Establishment of Bangladesh National Digital Architecture (BNDA) and e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF)

Bangladesh was one of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) prize winners during the WSIS Forum in Geneva this year. Bangladesh won the WSIS prize in the category of “enabling environment” for establishing of a Bangladesh National Digital Architecture (BNDA) and e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF). The BNDA and e-GIF projects are government initiatives to integrated interoperability platforms for information exchanges and host the national portal that will act as a single window for all government e-services and electronic information to be delivered to citizens (G2C), to businesses (G2B) and between government departments (G2G).

The projects were developed by the Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) with support from relevant government agencies. The projects are to reduce the difficulties of integration and interoperability between the information systems with different architecture and standards. In addition, it will be cost-saving, enhancing efficiency and promote inter and intra-Government entities collaboration for realizing the benefits of e-governance establishment. Further details on these two projects can be accessed here

Governments of Asia-Pacific countries have endorsed a Master Plan and a Regional Cooperation Framework Document to facilitate the subregional/regional policy dialogue between interested stakeholders to addressing ICT challenges. Further information on the AP-IS initiative can be found here.