International
Institutions

International Institutions - such as the European Commission, the World Bank, the United Nations Organization…— are increasingly influential in the different areas of citizens' lives, which implies a growing need for information systems.

The economic interdependence of different nations continues to grow

The years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic had seen significant growth in international trade in goods and services. This growth was even higher than the increase in the countries' production.

Thus, an increasing share of production in many countries is traded internationally, increasing the interrelationship between different national economies.

There are a number of factors that explain this growth in international trade:

  • The significant reduction of customs barriers. Numerous limits on the maximum quantities that could be exported to a country have been abolished, as well as tariffs on goods.
  • Reduction of technical barriers, approvals, and phytosanitary barriers that constitute an obstacle to free trade.
  • The great evolution of telecommunications, with the consequent reduction of costs, facilitates international business.
  • Greater ease of financial transactions.
  • Increased legal certainty in many countries, with greater protection of property, trademarks, and copyrights.
  • The strong support of many countries for foreign investment, and the search for new markets and resource advantages.
  • The promotion of exports as a factor favoring development by a large number of countries.

Challenges

The onset of COVID-19 is accelerating the implementation of digitization programs in international institutions so that they can provide all types of services to citizens and national agencies in more efficient and practical ways.

Rihab Moultamis, Corporate Software Director — Avalon

A turning point in the digital transformation of international institutions

International institutions - such as the European Commission, the World Bank, the UN, the Ibero-American Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund...— have experienced great growth in their influence in the different areas of citizens' lives in recent times.

This implies a growing need for information systems in the following areas: regulatory policy, trade, industry, ecology, health, education, justice, banking, transfer of people, financing of cooperation projects, telecommunications, defense, and cybersecurity, among others.

The evolution of technology allows the implementation of a large number of new services, which implies a growing demand for ICT professionals to enable the digital transformation of these institutions.

These are the challenges we are facing

  • The increased demand for services from international institutions makes finding project professionals with the necessary business skills exceedingly challenging.
  • Visibility and perception of value by citizens, especially in the case of European organizations.
  • The digitization of the public sector is particularly sensitive, given the nature of the administration's mission.
  • The public administration handles a large amount of citizen data, which is particularly sensitive information and may be of interest to potential attackers, so its security must be guaranteed.
  • Communication with the different actors involved in regulatory policies. The network of national institutions is largely lacking, and the fact that objectives are much more complex than usual and involve people from many different countries and in many different languages.

Digital is Human

Avalon International

We transform the organizational models of international institutions through technology for the modernization of public services.

Digital transformation can contribute to the improvement of the Administration of Justice by automating certain procedural steps and judicial statistics.

Our objective in this area is to boost the operational efficiency and quality of the Public Justice Service, as well as to share best practices in digitization:

  • Improved automation of electronic communications between national and international legal entities.
  • Progress in the interoperability of the different procedural management systems.
  • The processing of large volumes of data to make certain processes more agile and efficient, including data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).
  • The development of the facilities with the introduction of digital workstations to enable teleworking and remote hearings and trials

Exchange of information in the field of Healthcare:

  • Primary healthcare: Design, development, and maintenance of web applications to collect, manage and exploit information related to primary health care medical records for pharmacoepidemiological studies to be sent electronically to competent international organizations.
  • Cosmetovigilance: Design, development, and maintenance of web applications to collect, manage and exploit the information related to cosmetovigilance for its subsequent electronic submission to competent international organizations.

Exchange of information in the field of Food Safety:

  • Design, development, and maintenance of web applications to collect, manage and exploit the information related to the results of the analysis of contaminants and other substances in food products for their subsequent electronic submission to competent international organizations.

Some of our clients in International Institutions

  • United Nations
  • European Commission
  • World Health Organization