The Bureau of Customs (BoC), the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD), Philippines are expecting to start implementing the e-Governance project aimed at improving their business-related processes.
The BoC will develop the relevant application systems, while BFAD will implement the system shortly. The BIR-information communications technology (ICT) has kept an eye on development and implementation of the projects. These projects are agreed in the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the NCC, the Management Association of the Philippines and BearingPoint Inc. on the Electronic Governance for Efficiency and Effectiveness Project (E3 Project). The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is funding the project to empower efficiencient, responsive, transparent and accountable governanment services at all levels. The project hopes to increase capacity amongst key officials throughout the Philippine government in the strategic use of ICT for gender-responsive e-Governance, especially within the social services sector. BearingPoint will develop a gender-responsive training program involving, among others, core competencies as leadership; ICT project design, implementation; monitoring and evaluation; outsourcing; contract management; content management; process/change management; information resources strategy and planning.