Published on 07/05/2021 1:20 PM
Ranking of the capacity to offer digital services by the states released
Amazonas is the state that has advanced the most in the provision of digital services compared to 2020. - Photo: Image bank
The states of Rio Grande do Sul and Bahia, respectively, led the overall ranking of the capacity to offer digital services in Brazil. This is shown by the Digital Public Services Offer Index of the State and District Governments. Rio Grande do Sul got 91 points and Bahia, with 87.25. Soon after, appear, in this order, Paraná (86.25), Minas Gerais (83.0) and Santa Catarina (80.75).
Acre, with 36 points, and Piauí, with 31.50, appear at the end of the list. The DF scored zero because it did not submit the questionnaire within the established deadline. Thus, the answers were not computed.
The survey, organized by the Brazilian Association of State Entities of Information Technology and Communication (Abep-TIC), had the support of the Secretariat of Digital Government, of the Ministry of Economy.
The questionnaire was available for reply during the period from 8th to 25th of April of this year. The invitation was sent by e-mail to the governors and presidents of the State Information and Communication Technology Entities of the 27 Federative Units.
According to the survey, the states, in general, had growth in digital services presented in the index compared to last year, which represents an advance for the Federal Government's digital agenda.
“This competition that the position in the ranking generates will be good for everyone. Let's encourage this. If a certain state is not in the ideal position, take it, sit next to the governor, the secretary, and use this information”, said the secretary of Digital Government, Luis Felipe Monteiro. "There, we are going to place Brazil among at least the 15 largest providers of digital public services in the world, according to the UN in a ranking that is already being collected at the end of this year."
The data also show that the states that advanced the most in the provision of digital services compared to 2020 were, in that order, Amazonas, Acre and Mato Grosso, respectively.
The secretary of Digital Government reinforced that the mission of the current Government is to change Brazilians' lives. “The future of government is digital. There won't be an analog government in a few years. And we are responsible for creating the future of the government”, stressed Luis Felipe.
According to him, Brazil has shown a positive evolution in terms of digital government in relation to the whole world. In January 2019, gov.br, the Federal Government's portal, had just over 1.5 million users. Today, the number is 107 million.