Data exchange platform for Benin

Governance and Engagement
Governance and Engagement
12/2018 - 12/2020
Project manager

Agence des Services et Systèmes d’Information (ASSI)


Funded by
Benin government
Within the project eGA and Cybernetica jointly with Beninese government deployed the governmental interoperability in Benin by implementing the catalogue of interoperability solutions (CatIS) and launching a secure data exchange framework.

The secure data exchange framework is based on the Estonian X-Road model with Unified eXchange Platform (UXP) software.

eGA experts supported the Agency of Information Services and Systems of Benin (Agence des Services et Systèmes d’Information) in the development of organisational setup, regulatory framework, guidelines, procedures and key standards related to the e-government interoperability system to be used by different offices, ministries, agencies and other governmental institutions.

The created solutions allow the public administration in Benin to assist more efficiently its citizens remotely by providing e-services.

What did we do?

1. Inventory of present systems, databases, ICT infrastructure; assessment of their readiness for being connected with the interoperability platform.
2. Assessed the inventory of organisational setup; existing technical (hardware) support;
3. Analysed the present legal framework and propose necessary changes;
4. Examine the inventory of existing staff needed and assess training needs;
5. Prepared the Inventory Assessment Report;
6. Analysed present e-government developments and elaborate proposal for organisational setup and legal framework;
7. Implemented the metadata management tool – the catalogue of interoperability solutions CatIS. Training seminars and preparation of hardware.
8. Provided test solution of the e-government interoperability system.
9. Trained the System Administrators, IT Managers, Security Server Administrators, Software Developers.
10. Writed a report presenting the detailed needs in every area, including a roadmap for implementation of the pilot project based on the e-government interoperability system.
11. Presented clear strategies and steps to be taken by the Government on legislative, organisational and technical aspect for implementing the interoperability framework, including intellectual property rights issues.
12. Provided the project charter/plan (by the end of the fourth month of project) of tasks, activities and time frame.
13. Provided the Interoperability Readiness Report, Test Solution and Action Plan for full implementation including scope, time frame and budget by the end of the sixth month of the project.
14. Implemented of Data Exchange Platform.
15. Developed of policy directives and guidelines, standards and procedures.
16. Piloted first electronic services.