Publié sur mai 23, 2024

Digital Transformation Pathfinder Countries: Jamaica and Guatemala


In Jamaica, a transformative educational initiative is set to change the landscape for thousands of students. 150,000 students, including 15,000 needing remedial support, will gain access to UNICEF's Learning Passport, a digital tool to bridge educational gaps and offer quality learning resources to those who need them most.

To enhance educational outcomes, 20 to 50 schools will pilot the OpenEMIS system, focusing on school feeding and nutrition, and engage 50 Ministry of Education staff in essential data collection, analysis, and reporting tasks, while 15 IT personnel on the maintenance and expansion of digital systems within the ministry. 

Additionally, over 1,000 teachers in resource-constrained regions will receive online training to better utilize these digital tools, enhancing their teaching methods and effectiveness.


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Guatemala's ambitious efforts to enhance digital public services are poised to benefit over 875,000 citizens by providing improved access and a robust digital identity platform. Central to these initiatives is the development of a one-stop social security portal, which will serve 660,000 citizens, streamlining access to crucial services. Additionally, the project will extend social protection eligibility to 96,000 people who previously lacked access.

Recognizing the importance of capacity-building in sustaining these efforts, the project aims to train 150 officials, ensuring that they are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively implement and manage these digital services. Moreover, the project places a strong emphasis on digital human rights and inclusion, aligning closely with national policies to ensure that all citizens have equal access to these transformative services.


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All joint programs of the Joint SDG Fund are led by UN Resident Coordinators and implemented by the agencies, funds and programmes of the United Nations development system. With sincere appreciation for the contributions from the European Union and Governments of Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and our private sector funding partners, for a transformative movement towards achieving the SDGs by 2030.