NEDA is recommending the revisit of the Electronic Commerce Act of 2000 to make it more comprehensive in detailing transactions covered by the law, specifying the rights of consumers, and strengthening the penalties imposed on service providers.
The Supply Chain Analytics (SCAn) Dashboard and the Incident Reporter mobile app are intended to address the complaints by stakeholders on the movement of goods during the pandemic.
Acting NEDA chief Karl Kendrick Chua pointed out that a number of structural reforms should be put in place as he noted that the academe and the technology industry have helped government by providing technological and ICT solutions to address a number of issues related to the government’s Covid-19 response.
The project aims to get rid of corruption at the agency by improving its efficiency and transparency through the use of ICT consistent with international standards.
The national government is currently drafting plans for a “Data Science Institute”, according to National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) director-general Ernesto M. Pernia.
The series of pilot test registrations will run from September 2019 until May 2020 before the mass registration scheduled in June.
Improving telecommunication services and building technical capacity and skills of the workforce both in the private and public sector will be crucial in the implementation of government projects, according to Socio-economic Planning secretary Ernesto Pernia.
NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia said the continuous integration of technology and institutionalization of regulatory impact assessments in government processes have helped in improving the ranking of the Philippines in the 2018 Worldwide Governance Indicators.