P4/Strat.No.23: Building Competitiveness Through Digital Transformation and Adoption.

P4/St.No.23

Wave

Objective

Intervention

Target Audience

Guidelines and Criteria 

Implementing Agency

Estimated Cost

Overall Beneficiary

To transform Saint Lucia’s economy through digitization

  1. Provide workforce ready digital skills to prepare individuals to participate in digitally-enabled professions

  2. Support to purchase digital devices and associated digital content to support e-learning for vulnerable students without the ability to afford

  3.  Undertake a programme to facilitate the adoption of technologies and associated tools for businesses    

  4. Provide support through digitization efforts to allow MSMEs to have an online presence in an effort to facilitate e-commerce.

  5. Commencement of e-transactions legislation

  Date of Commencement: October 2020

Individuals and businesses

For Individuals – enrolment guidelines in skills training will be provided

Department of Public Service
Ministry of Commerce
Department of Finance - NCPC

$54.16 Million

Business community and households

Status Update

On-Going

[April 21, 2021]

 

Digital transformation and adoption are key to building resilience post COVID-19. Implementation and coordination are being done by the Department of Public Service, the Department of Finance and the Ministry of Commerce.

 

(1) Provide workforce ready digital skills to prepare individuals to participate in digitally enabled professions

(2) Support to purchase digital devices and associated digital content to support e-learning for vulnerable students without the ability to afford

(3) Undertake a programme to facilitate the adoption of technologies and associated tools for businesses

These interventions are being supported by the Caribbean Digital Transformation Project which is being financed by the World Bank and is slated to start by March 2021. Preparatory work has commenced and the Department of the Public Service is in the process of setting up of the PIU and hiring of project staff.

 

(4) Provide support through digitization efforts to allow MSMEs to have an online presence in an effort to facilitate e-commerce.

The original channel for the use of the OAS online platform has not materialised due to challenges from the Vendor's end as reported by the OAS. However alternative arrangements and opportunities are being explored by Vendors locally to support MSMEs. More information will be provided at a later date.

 

(5) Commencement of e-transactions legislation

 

MILESTONES

Source: Department of Public Service