|Strategic Alignment of Public Administration Reform and Electronic Government Policies|
The aim of this project is to strategically align the MSAR Public Administration Reform Roadmap and the e-government Development Program (2005-2009) by mapping or linking the policy goals, strategies, major initiatives and concrete actions (projects and programs) under both agendas. The project also aims to specify and develop a monitoring and evaluation framework as part of a continuous alignment solution, from policy goals to concrete projects.
In line with the above aim, the project objectives include:
O1) Consolidating PA reform information - from policy goals, through strategic priorities to initiatives and concrete projects
O2) Consolidating e-government program design - from policy issued by office of the Secretary for Public Administration and Justice (SAJ), to concrete cross-agency infrastructure projects and other specific projects undertaken by individual government agencies
O3) Carrying out a gap analysis of PA Reform initiatives and the e-Government policies in Macao at different levels from policy to concrete projects
O4) Revising the five year e-government plan in view of the outcome of the gap analysis activity in (O3)
O5) Identifying a list of e-government projects from the updated roadmap that are crucial to the implementation of the new PA policy which could be carried out in the context of the ongoing e-Macao Program
O6) Providing a Strategic Alignment Toolkit (SAT) to guide SAFP on how to continuously align PA reform activities with e-government initiatives with an integrated support for performance monitoring and evaluation
O7) Training government personnel on how to effectively use the developed toolkit
D1) Gap Analysis Report – documents the observed inconsistencies and gaps with respect to the PA Reform Roadmap vis-à-vis the five year e-Government Plan.
D2) Revised MSAR Electronic Government Roadmap – documents detailed revision notes for current MSAR e-Government Plan in view of the gap analysis results.
D3) Strategic Alignment Toolkit (SAT) – documents the process and the use of the instruments for carrying out the strategic alignment exercise. The toolkit is to be used by SAFP for the continuous alignment of PA reform and e-government policies, strategies, initiatives and projects.
D4) Performance Management Guide – documents a guide for the continuous measurement of impact of the e-government initiatives on PA reform goals. This guide is integrated with SAT in D3.
D5) Training Manual – A set of training materials to be used for training SAFP personnel on the use of SAT and the PMG.
The following categories of events will be organized as part of the project:
1) Stakeholders’ workshop - attended by SAJ and the agency directors to present and discuss the outcome of the alignment exercise.
2) Training Program - involves the training of government IT staff and other categories of employees involved in IT planning on how to carryout strategic alignment activities using the developed toolkit.
A generic procedure for determining the degree of alignment between Electronic Government and Public Administration Reform Programs has been developed. A procedure for aligning these two programs across major organizational and governance perspectives has been developed. The alignment procedure has been applied and validated through the Alignment Project of the e-Macao Program and already packaged into a toolkit. The strategic alignment tool is subject to ongoing development.