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Singapore has set its sights on becoming a world-class, tech-driven city-state, and it is doing so through the Smart Nation ambition, which seeks to harness technology to bring benefits from digital transformation in society, economy and government to how people and businesses live, work and play. The Open Digital Platform (ODP) is a key component in the digital infrastructure underpinning Singapore’s Smart Nation ambition. The ODP takes an integrated masterplan approach from the ground up,…
Every day, civil servants and officials are confronted with many voluminous documents that need to be reviewed and applied according to the information requirements of a specific task. This is the case when making decisions, drafting legislation and policies, reviewing legislation and policies, assessing the impact of legislation and policies, carrying out various analyses, describing data sources and services, and many other tasks. To enhance the processing efficiency and comprehensive analysis…
Water networks are confronted with aging infrastructure, increased urban population, and climate change. The City of Greater Sudbury has collaborated with CANN Forecast to implement InteliPipes, an AI-based decision-support system that leverages various data sources to improve the overall reliability of its water network. With it the City can (a) understand better the network’s degradation over time, (b) tailor inspection plans and replacement programmes, and (c) optimise watermains…
The São Paulo State Court of Auditors built a new analysis methodology, the School-Effect Indicator (IEE), which includes factors such as the socioeconomic status of students in the evaluation of school effectiveness. Through Artificial Intelligence (AI), it is calculated how much the school has contributed to the competence of its students, highlighting the principle of equity, recognizing the needs of each school group and working to reduce the impact of differences.
Better Insights into Collective Climate Actions: The currently fragmented, insufficient and incompatible sources building the climate data framework remain a critical threat to a successful outcome of the 2023 Global Stocktake for the Paris Agreement. While we observe an increasing amount of participation, effective ways of connecting, visualizing and analysing actors patterns & impact, within the overall climate initiatives, remain limited.
The techDetector is the first technology radar giving an overview of emerging technologies that have the potential to influence the area of sustainable development in the future. It lists future technologies from all sectors of sustainable development and assesses their potential impact on sustainability and gender equality. The techDetector helps inform, sensitize and support foresight processes, enabling better decision-making by providing sound information on technological developments.
The provision of European funding for economic recovery after the pandemic favored the provision of significant aid to citizens that needed to be managed quickly to ensure financial sustainability. Previously, this was done manually, which caused difficulties in resolving them in due time and form. For this reason, the aid robotization process was implemented to speed up the procedures, releasing administrative burdens and responding to citizens' requests in an agile and efficient way.
As part of Gov. of Canada ininitiatives to measure regulatory burden, ministries have to report their Administrative Burden Baseline (ABB) a metric calculated using a decision tree based on the text of regulations. This is a long and tedious process that requires combing through regulation and manually parse individual provisions. The Regulatory Evaluation Platform automates that process (it takes seconds v. weeks when done manually) and makes it more timely by allowing for weekly refreshes.