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Investing in Technology (MT0015)



Action Plan: Malta Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Various OGP Unit will act as a focal point

Support Institution(s): Malta Information Technology Agency Ministry for Gozo

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Science & Technology

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Investing in Technology – Commitment number 3
January 2019 – December 2020
Lead implementing
OGP Unit will act as a focal point
Commitment description
What is the public problem that
the commitment will address?
This commitment aims to address a wide range of current
issues in ICT whilst at the same time being pro-active in
addressing new challenges such as:
• Lack of awareness and support with regards to
blockchain technology
• Need for a Gozo Hub and more office spaces in Gozo
What is the commitment? • This Commitment will address new challenges in the
sphere of ICT development such as though the
investment in Blockchain Technology and the
creation of a lab within MITA that will incorporate as
well training of civil servants.
• On another note, this Commitment envisages the
creation of a Hub in Gozo aimed at Research and ICT.
How will the commitment
contribute to solve the public
• This Commitment will certainly generate more
awareness in blockchain technology both in the
Maltese Civil Service as well as in society in general.
It will also bring up to speed society with this evolving
• This Commitment will also aid the Gozitan business
society, as businesses will benefit through the
creation of the Gozo Hub that will incorporate an
increase in spaces for offices.
Why is this commitment
relevant to OGP values?
• This commitment will be focusing on technology and
innovation as a manner to improve openness and
accountability as its supports the Government’s
commitment towards promoting new technologies to
achieve more openness and accountability.
Additional information • N/A
Milestone Activity with a
verifiable deliverable
Start Date: End Date:
A Blockchain Lab will be
created within MITA, as well
as a Blockchain Hub to assist
2019 2020
and support startups that are
working on this technology. At
the same time, a training
programme is planned for civil
servants so that they can
understand the use of this
technology. For security
reasons, Malta will be making
use of this technology with
regards to education
Gozo Hub: A project involving
a Research and ICT Hub in
existing ex-MDP buildings will
commence, as well as other
projects that are aimed at
creating more office spaces in
the Xewkija Industrial Zone.
2019 2020
Contact information
Name of responsible person
from implementing agency
Mr. Hector Gatt
Title, Department Principal, Ministry for European Affairs and Equality
Email and Phone
State actors
Malta Information Technology Agency
Ministry for Gozo
CSOs, private
working groups

Malta's Commitments

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    MT0013, 2018, E-Government

  2. Integration of Maltese Islands

    MT0014, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Investing in Technology

    MT0015, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Industrial and Employment Relations Improvements

    MT0016, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Strengthening Commission for Domestic Violence

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  6. Participation of Women in the Public Service

    MT0008, 2015, Capacity Building

  7. Public Servant Knowledge Sharing

    MT0009, 2015, Capacity Building

  8. e-Services Online

    MT0010, 2015, E-Government

  9. Public Access to Information

    MT0011, 2015, E-Government

  10. Social Dialogue

    MT0012, 2015, Capacity Building

  11. Having Cleaner Beaches

    MT0001, 2012, Environment and Climate

  12. Construction of Safer Roads

    MT0002, 2012, Infrastructure & Transport

  13. Environment

    MT0003, 2012, Environment and Climate

  14. Transparency in Public Spending

    MT0004, 2012, Oversight of Budget/Fiscal Policies

  15. Taxation and Benefits Abuses

    MT0005, 2012, Oversight of Budget/Fiscal Policies

  16. Procurement

    MT0006, 2012, Open Contracting and Procurement

  17. One-Stop Shop for Citizens

    MT0007, 2012, Public Service Delivery