IsDB and SAPSSI Collaborate to Promote e-governance in Azerbaijan & Beyond

Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, 1st March 2023 - IsDB President Dr. Al Jasser has visited the ASAN service center under the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations (SAPSSI) and met with Chairman Mr. Ulvi Mehdiyev. The visit is part of H.E. the President’s current visit to Azerbaijan.

In 2021, IsDB and SAPSSI conducted two webinars on "Digital Development and E-Governance" in partnership with ADB and CAREC Institute. The webinars showcased the advancement in e-governance in Azerbaijan and were attended by government officials and public and private institutions of Central Asian countries, including Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic, partner institutions, and the IsDB Group staff.

IsDB has also initiated a Reverse Linkage project on the ASAN service model between Azerbaijan and Tajikistan. The initiative aims to help the Government of Tajikistan benefit from Azerbaijan's successful experience implementing high-impact reforms in e-governance.

During the visit, Dr. Al Jasser and the Chairman signed an MoU to formalize the relationship and facilitate the transfer of successful experience of ASAN service to other IsDB Member countries.

SAPSSI expressed interest in organizing a side event during the IsDB Annual Meeting scheduled for May 2023 in Jeddah. This event will be an excellent opportunity to showcase the success and advancement of ASAN services. The program has been successful in promoting e-government and effective public service delivery in Azerbaijan.