Harnessing Technology for Governance: A Critical Examination of the Digitalisation Journey of the Parliament of Jamaica
About the Parliament of Jamaica. Written on September, 2022
As digital transformation sweeps across the globe, the need for adaptation is not just limited to businesses but extends to governmental institutions as well. This essay will explore the digital transformation of the Parliament of Jamaica, a process initiated in 2012 and significantly catalysed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis will highlight the challenges, strategies, and successes that have defined this transition.
The Onset of Digital Transformation
The digital transformation of the Parliament of Jamaica found its footing in 2012. However, despite its early inception, the journey has been admittedly slow, indicating that the Parliament is still navigating the initial stages of this transformation. This slow pace could point to inherent challenges in implementing digital transformations within longstanding governmental institutions, such as resource constraints, lack of technical expertise, and potential resistance to change.