Digital Transformation in Brazilian Legislative Governance: An Analysis of Interlegis' Impact
About the Senado Federal of Brazil. Written on September, 2021
Digital transformation has swept across various sectors globally, revolutionising operations, service delivery, and governance structures. The legislative sector is not exempt from this transformation, especially in emerging democracies like Brazil. Interlegis, an initiative by the School of Government of the Brazilian Senate, serves as a critical case study in this context. Originating two decades ago, the program has evolved from providing basic ICT infrastructure to state and local legislatures to developing open-source software that promotes transparency, integration, and modernisation. This essay analyses the impact of Interlegis in fostering digital transformation within Brazil's legislative sector, focusing on its product offerings, challenges, and future implications.