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WSIS Stocktaking Success Stories 2015

International Telecommunication Union World Summit on the Information Society WSIS Stocktaking Processsw

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This report refers to 18 projects selected as the most successful stories worldwide under each category, to serve as best practice models to be replicated by other stakeholders interested in ICT for development.The WSIS Prizes 2015 contest represents an ideal platform for identifying and showcasing success stories and models that can be easily replicated, empowering communities at the local level, giving an opportunity to WSIS stakeholders to participate in the contest, and, in particular, recognizing the efforts of stakeholders in terms of the value they add to society and of their commitment to achieving the WSIS goals.

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Owing to the lack of interface among the local systems in the Ministry of Manpower (MOMP), inefficient offline workloads increased because of the need to validate employment data. This validation process involved visual and manual input by government officials that led to errors including missing or inaccurate information. Every month, a total of 24 126 foreign worker permits were processed for visas, 9 000 Omani candidates were recommended for 6 500 job vacancies and 246 on the job training vacancies, 1 720 workers’ contracts of employment were terminated in the private sector, 4 777 workers resigned from their jobs, 23 931 foreign workers left the country, 1 970 workers left their employers illegally, and there were 1 780 cases of workforce violations. Staff had to calculate and review the Omanization plan for 2 290 private sector posts manually before approving foreign work permits.

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