A vision of the future - Estonia, the First Digital Republic
The project e-Estonia transforms the country from a state into a digital society
- February 20, 2018 13:00
- Olya Georgieva
It’s a fact that no one else but the simple people suffer in the hands of heavy bureaucracies. Thinking about its citizens, Estonian government has built an efficient, secure and transparent ecosystem that saves time and money. Digitizing processes reportedly saves the state 2% of its G.D.P. a year in salaries and expenses. Building already a data partnership with Finland, the country is trying to export its methods elsewhere across the E.U
It’s impressive, that 20 years ago when Estonia started building its information society, there was no digital data being collected about its citizens. Most of the people did not have the internet or even devices with which to use it. And now, the project e-Estonia is considered as the most advanced digital society in the world. The normal services that government is involved with—legislation, voting, education, justice, health care, banking, taxes, policing, and so on—have been digitally linked across one platform.
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