IDA International

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IDA International
Headquarters 10 Pasir Panjang Road. #10-01 Mapletree Business City. Singapore 117438
Key people
Yong Ying-I (Ms) (Chairperson)
Vincent Wong (CEO)
Parent Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
Website www.idainternational.sg

IDA International was a wholly owned privatised subsidiary of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.[1] IDA International served as the execution arm for collaborations on public service infocomm between Singapore and countries around the world.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Singapore has been consistently highly placed in global and regional rankings for infocomm developments and usage of infocomm. In 2009 and 2010, Singapore topped the Waseda University World e-Government Ranking. Singapore topped The World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index[2] for the fifth year in a row,[3] making among countries that took the most steps to make it easier for local companies to operate.

In response to increasing requests from foreign governments to implement public service infocomm solutions,[4] IDA International was formed in 2008 to serve as the primary execution arm for public service infocomm partnerships with overseas public sector agencies. In doing so, it aims to create business opportunities for Singapore infocomm companies to export their expertise, products and solutions.[citation needed]

Highlights[edit]

  • The company signed several Memorandum of understanding (MOU) such as the MOU on Information and Communications Technology between the World Bank, IDA International and International Enterprise Singapore,[5] MOU with the Republic of Tatarstan[6][7]
  • Timor-Leste's Civil Service Commissioned welcomed a joint UNDP-Government of Singapore delegation of public administration and information systems experts from IDA International to undertake a high-level assessment of the Civil Service Commission's current IT position.[8]
  • Projects were launched and completed with several countries, such as with:
    • The Bahamas[9][10]
    • Oman's eGovernment Architecture Framework (OeGAF),[11] which subsequently received recognition from The Open Group Enterprise Architecture Awards.[12]
    • Through the Temasak Foundation, IDA International have worked with the Kingdom of Bhutan to transfer knowledge on eGovernment and to develop Bhutan's ICT expertise since 2012[13]
    • IDA International and Zhuhai signed a strategic framework agreement in November 2012 for consultancy services for Zhuhai's Smart City Plan 2015[14]
    • Oman's Ministry of Manpower signed an agreement with IDA International on improving Oman's Visa application for manpower in April 2014 [15]
    • Brunei's Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam signed a contract with IDA International for the development of a National ICT Manpower Masterplan in 2014[16]

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