This project assisted Burkina Faso in developing a national cybersecurity strategy as part of a larger Burkina-Faso eGovernment Project (P155645) to improve e-Government services and foster entrepreneurship in the digital economy.
The aim of the cybersecurity capacity building within the World Bank’s Burkina-Faso eGovernment Project (P155645) was to support the enabling environment for e-Government in the country. This included support for the development of a national cybersecurity strategy.
The objective of the World Bank’s Burkina-Faso eGovernment Project (P155645) is to improve the capacity and use of ICTs by the public administrations and agencies for (i) the provision of information and public e-services and (ii) to foster entrepreneurship in the digital economy, with a specific focus on agriculture and rural areas.
There are four components to the project:
- The enabling environment for e-Government, including policy, legal and regulatory frameworks. The aim of this component is to create an enabling environment conducive to a successful implementation of e-Government projects. This component will include: (i) review and upgrade the e-Government strategy, including a stocktaking of public websites and e-Services; (ii) a feasibility study of the digitization of administrative procedures; (iii) policy and regulatory support and advice on a legal framework to enable the development and use of e-services; and (iv) support to the establishment of a dedicated governance and institutional framework for e-Government.
- Data management and a digital platform for e-service delivery. The direct outputs of this component will be a shared digital platform to be used by government units, key public information, open data, a central government portal, as well as targeted e-Services. Information and e-services will be designed to serve an inclusive audience, including women and young girls.
- Foster local skills and entrepreneurship in the digital economy. This component will include conducting detailed feasibility studies for each incubator to finalize the concept and preparing a study aimed at creating the governance structure and sustainable business model of the incubator.
- Project management, monitoring and evaluation.
In January 2019, Burkina Faso adopted a national cybersecurity strategy for 2019-2023.
In August 2019, Burkina Faso published the general information systems security framework setting out the security rules that must be respected by the various information systems of the public administration.
Under Component 1, subcomponent 1(v), the project supported the preparation of a national cybersecurity strategy under the National Agency for Security of Information Systems (ANSSI).
The project also supported:
- Activity 1.1: Review and upgrade the national eGovernment Strategy, including a review of public websites and e-Services and feasibility study of the digitization of administrative procedures (budgeted value: $1m)
- Activity 1.2: Policy and regulatory support and advice on the legal framework to enable the development and use of e-Services (budgeted value: $500k).
- Activity 1.4: Support to the national cybersecurity strategy, including support to ANSSI, and, if necessary, the review and development of technical standards for security and risk mitigation (CERT), as well as certification processes for online users and websites (public key infrastructure). (budgeted value: $500k).
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