UNDP to assist DPP in digitising case management system
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Guyana has collaborated with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to develop a digitised case management system.
This initiative builds on Phase I of the initiative with an initial e-filing system which is currently in operation by the Office of the DPP.
The primary objective of Phase II of this support is to streamline the operations of the DPP’s Office through the introduction of a comprehensive reporting dashboard and case assignment system.
By streamlining workflows and enhancing collaboration, the Office of the DPP can improve efficiency, transparency, accuracy, and timeliness in its operations, ultimately contributing to better outcomes in the pursuit of justice.
This collaboration aims at advancing the country’s digital agenda and contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and 17 – Partnerships for the Goals.
This support is provided through the UNDP-SIGOB Regional Project, a regional initiative with global products that works towards more effective, responsive, and accountable public institutions through innovation in management methods and tools.
The team is comprised of management, governance and lT experts who work with public institutions to improve their capacities to deliver results.
The DPP’s Chambers state that the two main reasons for the digitised service are to improve its efficiency and transparency.
A digitised system, with adequate protocols for access, use and security of records will also reduce allegations of mishaps with documents and records as it will allow for digital tracking and recording.
Further, a digitised system will support the efficient discharge of its functions.
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack, SC, thanked the UNDP-SIGOB Team for its collaboration to enhance the Chamber’s ability to manage cases in a consistent and more efficient manner through a digitised system.
UNDP’s Resident Representative for Guyana and Suriname, Gerardo Noto, reaffirmed this as a new step in a productive partnership with the Office of the DPP in UNDP’s support for digitalisation of the public sector in Guyana.