UNCTAD has conceived a web-based eGovernment system to help developing countries and countries in transition work towards business facilitation through transparency, simplification and automation of rules and procedures relating to enterprise creation and operation. This system can contribute to greater transparency and efficiency in the public service, improved governance and cost reductions.
The eRegulations system is currently being installed in Argentina, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Congo Brazzaville, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mali, Morocco, Nicaragua, Niger, Panama, the Russian Federation (Moscow City), Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo and Viet Nam. It implemented by UNCTAD's Division on Investment and Enterprise, DIAE.
Making administrative procedures transparent, swift and efficient is essential to establish an enabling environment for private sector development and to strengthen good governance and the rule of law.
The objective of the system is four-fold:
Provide full transparency on rules and procedures by offering online detailed, practical and up-to-date descriptions of the steps they have to go through, seen from the user's viewpoint;
Help governments to simplify procedures by allowing easy identification of unnecessary steps;
Promote good governance by increasing the awareness of administrative rules and procedures, hence establishing the conditions for a balanced dialogue between the users of the public service and the civil servants;
Set a basis for regional/international harmonization of rules by facilitating the exchange of good practices among countries.
Inauguration eRegulations Vietnam, November 8th, 2010 "Simplification and Transparency for administrative procedures"
Inauguration eRegulations Cabo Verde, May 27th, 2010 "This system is aimed to investors residing in Mali, but also to investors that are not resident, spread around the world."
Mr. Ahmadou Abdoulaye Diallo, Minister of Industry, Investments and Business of Mali "An important achievement for Guatemala leaving behind the age of cumbersome procedures"
Former President of Guatemala Malian local TV news on the e-regulations seminar, Bamako April 07
Malian TV news