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UNDP and Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan hold seminar on digital economy


The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan in the framework of the joint project on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Turkmenistan are holding a three-day practical workshop on the introduction of digital technologies and implementation of the digitalization concept in the economic, financial and banking sectors. The workshop takes place on 12-14 February 2020.

The purpose of the seminar is to discuss the existing procedures for introducing digital technologies and implementing digitalization in these sectors of the country, as well as to identify the difficulties and issues encountered and ways to solve them. 

"The digital economy is a new element in the development of the modern economy. Digitalization or digital transformation of the economy means the introduction of information and communication technologies in all sectors in order to improve its efficiency and competitiveness. In this context, the formation of an innovative high-tech digital economy has been identified as one of the areas of sustainable economic growth in Turkmenistan. UNDP aims at providing the necessary knowledge and best practices in this area to support the implementation of national development priorities," said Natia Natsvlishvili, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Turkmenistan. 

The seminar is attended by more than 50 representatives of financial, economic and banking structures of Turkmenistan, including the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan, the State Statistics Committee of Turkmenistan, Turkmenaragatnashik State Agency of the Ministry of Industry and Communications of Turkmenistan, Turkmenstandartlary Main State Service, State Insurance Organization of Turkmenistan, Central Bank of Turkmenistan, State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan, etc. 

The participants considered detailed examples of implementation of digital technologies of foreign countries in various sectors of the economy, such as medicine, education, housing and utilities, agriculture; discussed international cybersecurity, the role of the state and public-private partnerships, as well as the possibilities of applying modern digital technologies for socio-economic development of Turkmenistan.

The seminar is conducted by Vladimir Korovkin, an international expert in digital economy at the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management.

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