Experience

Governance

Tunisia


Planitech's Principal supported the USIAD ICT Competiveness Project in establishing the e-Governance Framework for the Government of Tunisia


Dominican Republic

 

PlanITech supported the Prosecutor General’s Office in organizing its Information Technology (IT) Directorate and provided IV&V to the electronic solution for criminal case tracking.

 

Panama

 

Evaluated and coordinated the implementation of improvements to the ICT infrastructure to support the  national elections, including civil and voter registration  by the Electoral Tribunal. Conducted a strategic information technology assessment for the Civil Registry. Evaluated information technology plans of the Judiciary and Public Ministry and defined an integrated plan for the justice sector including implementation of case management, normative reference, and administrative systems.   Conducted a functional requirements assessment to implement a Legislative Reference System for the Center for Judiciary Research.

 

PlanITech was the approved IQC subcontractor under Management Science for Development for the USAID Rule of Law program and implemented  a Judicial Registry for the Judiciary under contract with Management Science for Development.

 

For the Electoral Tribunal of Panama under the UNDP and USAID, developed the Strategic Information Plan of the Electoral Tribunal. Designed a Citizenship Identification Project, comprising the redesign, updating and refinement of the Civil Registry database and associated process.

 

El Salvador

 

Conducted an information needs assessment and requirements analysis for the Special Investigative Unit of the Ministry of Justice to implement systems to improve management of criminal cases. Under USAID support, evaluated information technology plans for the Supreme Court and its court system and recommended changes to the overall hardware and software architecture to support implementation of the Court's application portfolio. Evaluated a case tracking system to support case handling and monitoring in criminal courts.

 

Costa Rica

 

Evaluated alternative solutions to link the Legislative Assembly and the Attorney General's Office to enable them to exchange legal reference information, and assisted in the implementation of improvements. Evaluated the plan to implement an Imaging/Full Text Retrieval System for the Legislative Assembly and assisted its implementation.

 

Honduras

 

Under USAID, evaluated the information technology infrastructure to implement a Legal Reference System for the Congress and assisted project in evaluating project deliverables. Evaluated the Brazilian application software implemented by the Brazilian Congress as an alternative to meet legislative-reference information needs.

 

Nicaragua

 

Under USAID, led a technical team to conduct a requirements analysis for the National Assembly to implement Bill Tracking, Legal Reference, and Administrative Systems. Defined the IT architecture and infrastructure and management plan to support the implementation of such systems.

 

Provided technical assistance to the Supreme Electoral Council of Nicaragua in process reengineering and development of the information infrastructure and information systems for the new citizen identification system (cedulacion) and support the general elections of 1996. Assistance included system design, design and follow up of a training program for municipal registrars and auxiliary personnel, technical assistance in the design and selection of hardware, design of control systems for citizen identification, voter registration, and information systems to support the general elections

 

Colombia

 

Evaluated and assisted in the implementation of  the information technology plans for the Public Ministry, Prosecutor's Offices, Ministry of Justice, and Superior Judicial Council. Participated as guest speaker in a seminar on "Technology Applied to the Administration of Justice" sponsored by the Foundation for Higher Education. Provided Quality Assurance of prime contractor deliverables in the pilot implementation of an integrated network to link major Prosecutors’ offices, an initiative under USAID.

 

Bolivia

 

Evaluated the system to support the national elections. Evaluated requirements to integrate the Civil Registry with the Electoral Registry. Provided technical assistance to the National Electoral Court in implementing the integration of the two registries. Assessed the proposed information technology architecture and system functionality of the pilot case tracking system in the Court of Santa Cruz. Assessed possible replication of such a system in other courts nationwide.

 

For the Inter American Development Bank (IDB through PRONAGOB), conducted requirements analysis and a conceptual design to implement the National Civil Registry network, an initiative under the National Electoral Court. Evaluated alternative database management systems including SID, Oracle, and SQL to support system development. Under a different task order, teamed with the Organization of American States (OAS) to evaluate the pilot implementation and data conversion effort for the automation of the Civil Registry. Planitech assisted the National Electoral Court in implementing the identified requirements.

 

Under contract with Management Sciences, PlanITech replicated the successful IT project from Panama, to convert four years of jurisprudence to standardized formats and publish them on the Internet, using powerful and easy-to-use search and indexing tools.

 

Peru

 

Evaluated the National Registry of Detainees and identified system improvements to increase data quality and access to information.    Provided followup in the implementation of critical improvements.  

 

Egypt 

 

Participated in the evaluation of proposals to implement administrative and judicial improvements in pilot courts under the Administration of Justice project.

 

Rwanda

 

Designed and supported the implementation of a Wide Area Network (WAN) for the Ministry of Justice. This project provides voice and data over the Internet, linking parquets to the central office. In addition to the design and the RFP preparation, PlanITech conduct quality assurance activities for products and services contracted with a regional systems integrator.

 

Russia

 

For the World Bank in Moscow, assisted a team of legal experts to analyze the technical aspects of the Judicial Reform Project in Russia. Evaluated legal information systems in Russia and provided recommendations on the implementation approach for the legal information component. This component is a $100 million initiative by the Government of Russia, funded by the World Bank.