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Dienstag, 28.05.2024
eGovernment Forschung seit 2001 | eGovernment Research since 2001

PA: Panama

  • Latin America: 6 Reasons Why eGovernment Succeeded in Colombia, Uruguay, and Panama

    According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2013, the recent experiences of Colombia, Uruguay, and Panama confirm the theories of those who research e-government and the suspicions of those who work every day in this field. Although there is no magic formula for success in advancing ICTs in public administration, those who do succeed share some common ingredients.

    1. Political Support

      The first of these common ingredients is the political support of the highest authority in the country. In all three cases analyzed, the support of the president has been instrumental in mobilizing other critical elements, such as legislative changes, institutional strategy, and budgetary allocation.

    2. Panama Borrows $330 Million for Digital Transformation

      Panama has borrowed US$330 million in loan from Latin American development bank, CAF, for financing its massive ICT program designed to bring about digital transformation in all economic sectors.

      The Central American country is hoping to become what it calls a “digital infrastructure hub” and has already launched initiatives to build 5G networks and enact laws to regulate financial technology (fintech) and cybercrime.

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