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The Dominican Republic joins 50-in-5 as a First Mover Country

On December 4th, 2023, the Dominican Republic marked a significant milestone in their digital transformation journey by joining the global 50-in-5 campaign as a First-Mover country. The Dominican Republic joins 11 other previously announced countries, coming together to help radically shorten their digital public infrastructure (DPI) implementation journeys by sharing learnings, best practices, and built-for-purpose open technologies – including digital public goods (DPGs) – that can reduce costs and maximize impact for all.

“Being a pioneering country in the 50-in-5 campaign means embracing digital cooperation and learning from others while sharing our own experiences, which will help us meet our own ambitions, and at the same time support other countries. Through the campaign, we will foster more innovative and inclusive economies and make frameworks, learnings, and technologies available which can benefit all countries”

– Armando Manzueta, Director of Information and Communication Technology (DTIC), Ministry of the Economy, Dominican Republic

For the Dominican Republic, these efforts are not just about technological advancement but also achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a more efficient and impactful way. Highlighting the importance of this move, Armando Manzueta, Director of Information and Communication Technology (DTIC) for the Ministry of Economy, remarked, “By leveraging and implementing digital public infrastructure and platforms, we will improve socioeconomic development planning and build capacities across the State.” This statement encapsulates the broader vision of the 50-in-5 campaign – to foster a collaborative environment where countries can share knowledge and best practices to advance digital public infrastructure.

Read the full announcement on the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development website here.