30
Sep
2020
by Federico Plantera
Podcast 🎧: Assessing digital maturity for effective e-government roadmaps

Where do we come from? Where do we stand? And where to go from here? Though the feeling might be that of a high-school psychology blog, there is no existentialism in these questions – at least in the current case. In order to formulate with efficacy digital transformation roadmaps for governments, policy makers must first […]

15
Jun
2020
by Federico Plantera
Weddings, Super Mario, and this year’s Conference. Here is what made it so special

Nothing is easy when there is a global pandemic in action. We have come to learn this the hard way, all of us, experiencing in first person all the problems and setbacks caused by the Covid-19 crisis. And still, in times where face-to-face contact is forcefully restricted, we can rely on resources for learning, communicating, […]

4
May
2020
by Federico Plantera
Taking stock of digital healthcare development, beyond the crisis

As social distancing is enforced in most parts of the world, the Covid-19 outbreak has already issued a concerning verdict. We might be living in the information age, but digitalization has yet to reach – whether partly or in full – key components of the way life and service provision are organized. Naturally, healthcare jumps […]

30
Mar
2020
by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
Coronavirus emphasises the necessity of e-services

Digital transformation experts of the Estonian-based consultancy organisation e-Governance Academy have encouraged countries to facilitate e-governance and public e-services for more than 17 years. To date, the main arguments to develop public e-services were the hassle-free, transparent and more efficient governance to save time and money. The current Corona pandemic added one more argument: e-governance […]

27
Dec
2019
by Federico Plantera
These trends will shape e-government in 2020

The turn of the decade brings new trends shaping the way governments deal with innovation. And who better than our own Linnar Viik could shed a light on the underlying dynamics setting the agenda for public digital development in the next ten years? In our latest post, we reviewed four ages of e-governance. The time […]

12
Dec
2019
by Federico Plantera
The four ages of e-governance

  Public sectors are not immobile subjects whose ways and processes are set in stone. Indexes and rankings help us portray a state-of-the-art situation but, sometimes, we need to zoom out. Is it possible to identify general macro-trends in the past thirty years of governmental digital transformation? And what do they tell us about foreseeable […]

25
Nov
2019
by Federico Plantera
In Ukraine, e-governance and democracy are two sides of the same coin

| The project is responsive to the following SDGs of the United Nations: 5 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 16 – 17 |   There seems to be shared consensus over the necessity for governments to keep up the pace with digital transformation. It is one of the positive, external pressures triggered by living in the age of the information society. Citizens’ expectations for efficient […]

28
Aug
2019
by Federico Plantera
A sustainable roadmap for digital transformation in the Pacific Islands

  | The project is responsive to the following SDGs of the United Nations: 8– 9– 16– 17 |   Technological development offers a unique opportunity to public actors in the developing world. It provides useful tools for a sustainable, all-encompassing strategy to improve population management and the local business environment. It’s not unusual, then, that e-governance-inspired […]