Vital Records Management: Why Birth, Death and Marriages are vital?

In many Pacific Island countries, where resources are limited, accurate data on births, deaths, and marriages can be difficult and costly to capture, store and analyse. This is especially true when the data is captured manually using paper based systems as opposed to digitally. This tends to be a time-consuming, inefficient process and puts a lot of pressure on staff who are responsible for processing the applications, leading to delays and errors in the recording and management of these vital records.

Tech Giants’ Increase Dominance Government in New Zealand’s Cloud Computing Market: Raises Concerns Over Competition, Innovation and Data Privacy

As tech giants such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft continue to expand their presence in the government cloud computing market within New Zealand, concerns are being raised about the potential consequences of their increasing dominance. Only a few companies, including Amazon, Microsoft, and local firm Catalyst Cloud, authorised to provide cloud services to the government, it raises concerns about vendor lock-in, market competition and innovation. The government is taking steps to address these concerns, such as implementing new regulations and promoting the use of open standards, however the issue of tech giants’ dominance in the cloud computing market will remain a key challenge for New Zealand until the government provides an even playing field.

Why do e-Government projects have a high rate of failure in developing countries?

A study estimated that 35% of e-government projects are total failures, 49% are partial failures, and 15% are successes in developing countries⁵. The main culprit for e-government failures in developing countries is the mismatch between the current reality and the design of the future e-government system¹. Using an off-the-shelf solution from an industrialized country for a developing country will often result in large design-reality gaps². That’s why we developed GovCrate (, our turnkey e-government platform specifically that was designed for the Pacific context and takes into consideration these factors.

What is a workshop session plan and why are they so important?

A workshop session plan is a detailed plan that outlines the goals, objectives, activities, materials, and resources needed for a specific workshop or training session. It includes a step-by-step guide for facilitators to follow during the workshop, ensuring that the session runs smoothly and participants achieve the desired outcomes. A well-crafted workshop session plan helps to keep everyone on track, engaged, and focused on the goals of the session. It can also serve as a reference for future workshops and training sessions.

Dr. Jonah Tisam Thesis section on e-Government

The thesis “Embracing Managerialism in a Small Pacific Island State: A Study of Governance and New Public Management Outcomes in the Cook Islands From 2006-2012” provides an in-depth look at the various reform initiatives implemented between 2006-2012, as well as their outcomes, and identifies potential areas for improvement. The thesis provides valuable insights into the potential of e-Government for the Cook Islands and was written by Govcrate co-founder, Dr. Jonah Tisam.

Why reforming procurement processes in government so important to e-Government & digital transformation initiatives?

Without the appropriate procurement methods, e-Government and digital transformation initiatives are doomed to failure. Why? Tldr: It is estimated that around 20–30 percent of government software projects are total failures and abandoned. Around 30–60 percent partially fail, with time and cost overruns… The problem At the heart of the issue is that the problem has … Read more

Digital transformation in Pacific Governments

Many government agencies departments in the Pacific still paper based processes despite decades of advancements in information technology. These processes are based on ink and paper based technology and are used to manage large swaths of public sector systems. This leads to manual work that is inefficient, ineffective, and susceptible to corruption. It ensures that Pacific economies will continue to fall behind other countries in an increasingly competitive globalized environment 🌎. Addressing these issues and pain points will require resources to be invested (i.e. time, money, capacity, technology, and social networks).