Improving decision-making through a Government Business Intelligence (GBIS) dashboard

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  • Rwanda


  • Digital Government

In their day to day, government officials make many decisions, some with smaller and some with bigger impacts. Data are usually the source for strategic decision-making processes, but can a country’s government have all the data in one place? 

Things are about to become easier with the Government Business Intelligence (GBIS) dashboard, a tool developed in cooperation between the Government of Rwanda and the DTC Rwanda. The goal of GBIS is to improve the transparency and efficiency of government resources in implementing strategic interventions 

Until recently, executive office decisions were made after data had been reviewed by a team of experts, which was time-consuming and allowed delays. However, decisions about deficits and critical issues need special attention and should be based on data that makes real-time analyses possible. The GBIS combines all government KPI data into one innovative dashboard. The dashboard displays aggregated data in real-time, showing all risk factors that require changes. In addition, the dashboard supports monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators. 

The concept idea of the GBIS is to provide instantaneous, accurate, interactive and real time information for strategic decision-making. Those aspects ensure quality data which strengthen governmental institutions. 

GBIS is based on ELK elastic stack technologies.