Da Nang and Finance Ministry top Vietnam’s digital transformation index

Wednesday, 2021-10-20 10:45:42
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Da Nang leads Vietnamese provinces and cities in digital transformation. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - The central city of Da Nang and the Ministry of Finance are the top leaders in Vietnam’s 2020 Digital Transformation Index (DTI) according to a report released on October 19.

With a score of 0.4874, Da Nang led the pack in all three pillars of digital government, digital economy and digital society.

The other provinces and cities in the top ten are Thua Thien-Hue, Bac Ninh, Quang Ninh, Ho Chi Minh City, Tien Giang, Can Tho, Ninh Binh, Kien Giang and Bac Giang.

Among the ministries and ministry-level agencies, the Ministry of Finance occupies the top position with a score of 0.4944, followed by the State Bank of Vietnam, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam Social Security, and the Ministry of Health.

The 2020 DTI is the first time that the digital transformation efforts of provincial authorities and ministries have been assessed.

The rankings are based on the provincial governments and ministries’ own reports, surveys of public opinions, assessments of digital transformation experts, and data collected by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), which compiled the report.

The results provide a general picture on digital transformation in Vietnam and solutions to promote greater efforts in the coming years.

According to the MIC, the digital transformation process at provincial governments and ministries are in the beginning stages and the change of mindset and institutional building are being well implemented to facilitate the process.

To date 50/92 ministries, ministry-level agencies, provinces and cities have issued digital transformation programmes for the 2021-2025 period.