Institution: Inter-American Development Bank
Project: Program for Digital Innovation to Boost Economic Development in Belize.
Sector: Finance and Public Service
Abstract: The project’s implementation includes the procurement of several contracts that falls in the following categories: goods, consulting (individuals and firms) and non-consulting services for digital transformation services, digital transformation of government services and demand for digital technology and innovation.
Loan/Credit/Grant No.: 5647/0C-BL
Borrower: Government of Belize
The Government of Belize has received financing in the amount equivalent to ten million US Dollars (US $10M) from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, consulting (individuals and firms) and non-consulting services to be procured under the project Program for Digital Innovation to Boost Economic Development in Belize. Bidding will be governed by the Inter-American Development Bank’s eligibility rules and procedures.
The main objective of this project is to promote digitalization of firms and government services in order to promote growth and increase efficiency in Belize’s economy. The specific objectives are to: (i) promote firms’ growth through increased adoption of digital solutions; (ii) promote firms’ efficiency through digitization of licensing processes; and (iii) reduce costs for citizen through the digitization of civil registration services. The project contains two (2) components.
Component 1 Digital transformation for firm growth and efficiency- stimulate private sector demand for digital technology and digital innovation, enhance local digital capacities; and digitalize government services for firms.
Component 2 Digital transformation of government services for citizens -support the optimization and digitalization of government processes related to citizens registration services.