SMART Governance

April 27, 2018

As the years go by, technology is taking over the world one step at a time. Countries are slowly switching from a classic system to a new innovative one, and we’ve been hearing a lot about SMART Governance in the news lately.

SMART Governance is the use of technology with the general aim to facilitate and support better planning and decision-making in cities. It is about improving democratic processes and transforming the way that public services are delivered. It includes e-government, the efficiency agenda and mobile working. Its goal is to have a greatly efficient country, community leadership, mobile working and continuous improvement through innovation.

Qatar has been at the forefront of technology in recent years. Its government is known worldwide to constantly be following the latest innovation trends in the way the country is governed. In the 2030 Qatar National Vision, it is stated that the country plans on being on the top list of digital societies, and achieve this by building the adequate strategy, capacity and infrastructure.

Qatar’s population and organizations are all striving to make it a smart digital society by working hand in hand to make it happen. Remarkable contributions are made by many organizations and entities. To name a few:

Qatar’s governmental ministries, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and Qatar Foundation partner universities in Education City, and the Qatar Foundation Research and Development.

Already, Qatar’s government services and data are mostly digital. The e-government allows citizens, residents and even visitors to use computers and the Internet for public services.

This can only affect the country positively in the long-term, especially when it comes to overall management and properties, as the digitalization of infrastructure and public services will make it easier or everyone, leading to happy and hassle-free companies, residents and citizens. With everything digitalized, Qatar is indirectly safer and trustworthy, reducing chaos and increasing a modern way of life. This therefore caters to the needs of next generations, making the economy better and increasing jobs along the line.

Moutaz Al Khayyat states: “in the long-term, this can bring prosperity and continuous growth to the country.”

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