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Wed, 4/5/2016

Invest Easy got the 1st Place and rated among the best

The “Invest Easy” business portal launched by Sultanate of Oman was awarded the highest ranking of 10/10 in the Global Enterprise Registration portal. The award was presented during a ceremony held on 4 May 2016 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

“We are incredibly impressed by the progress made by the Oman authorities towards a user-centric governance,” said Mr. Joakim Reiter, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD. The Invest Easy system allows local and foreign investors request and get all the necessary registration certificates online, with a single form, a single set of documents and a single payment.

“The system is part of Omani government’s E-Transformation Program,” explained Dr. Salim Al Ruzaiqi, CEO, Information Technology Authority. “Sixty-six services are already available online and 14 government entities are integrated to the system. The challenge is to get government agencies, which traditionally work in isolation, to work together and offer joint services so that users feel that they are dealing with only one administration. The main obstacle is the mindset, mental barriers. Technique is not a problem”, Dr Al Ruzaiqi added.

Daniel Carl, US delegate to UNCTAD, congratulated Oman for joining the top five countries rated in the Global Enterprise Registration portal. A joint initiative by UNCTAD, the US Department of State and the Kaufmann Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurship Network, Ger.co aims to improve business registration services worldwide and to facilitate the exchange of experience and best practices among governments.

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