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Digitalisation holds a promise of wide-ranging economic and social benefits – from greater efficiency and transparency to more harmonious interactions between the state and its citizens. Estonia is considered to have cracked the code in delivering on this promise, making the country’s experience a compelling case study around the world. To a great extent, Estonia’s […] Read more
Published by Adhele Tuulas
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24.02.2021
    By now, we have become familiar with how the relationship between big tech firms and governments has largely been portrayed in the media. So often it looks like a clash between opposing factions – the first standing on its ground to keep the market as free as possible, with the latter proposing laws […] Read more
Published by Federico Plantera
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17.02.2021
  The growing adoption of digital technology places greater demands and expectations on the provision of public services. With the proven benefits of digitalisation ranging from increased efficiency to transparency, this has pushed governments into an ongoing game of catch-up to maximise the value of going digital. The sudden onset of COVID-19 immediately moved the […] Read more
Published by Adhele Tuulas
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10.02.2021
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What comes in your mind when you hear someone mentioning the Pacific Islands? Probably sandy beaches, palm trees and sunshine. In this episode of the Digital Government Podcast, we go beyond the tourist attractions and take a look at the digital side of these countries. Today’s guest,  Hannes Astok, sheds light on how the governments […] Read more
Published by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
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03.02.2021
Do you know how old is the concept of online voting? It comes back to the 19th century when Thomas Alva Edison introduced it to the US congress. Why then, even two centuries later, are there so few countries that use online voting to ensure equal access for their citizens to express their democratic rights? […] Read more
Published by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
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27.01.2021
“Corruption as a disease, for which transparency is the cure” is a politically popular analogy, that surely resonates when trying to capture such widespread, global challenge all countries continue to face today. But researchers contend that the actual manifestations of corruption are far too complex to fit into the simple frames built by this parallel. […] Read more
Published by Adhele Tuulas
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20.01.2021
At the beginning of the year, we summed up our lessons learnt from the digital transformation journeys of various countries. Our team has been on these journeys for the past 18 years and obtained useful lessons that could benefit every country that starts or continues its digital transformation. In this episode, Federico Plantera and Hannes […] Read more
Published by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
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13.01.2021
This blog post refers to the podcast “Digital trends to watch out for in 2021” with Linnar Viik and Federico Plantera. Listen to the first episode of Digital Government podcast in 2021! Taking stock of more than twenty years of digital transformation, in the public sector and beyond, industry experts were making predictions on up-and-coming […] Read more
Published by Federico Plantera
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06.01.2021
What lessons learned should governments and public officials take away from this year? In this year’s final episode of the Digital Government Podcast, former President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves shares his hopes, fears and criticisms on how governments have coped with the pandemic challenges. As expected from the former President of Estonia, his recipe […] Read more
Published by ega
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16.12.2020
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