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  • 1. Can smart states save public welfare?
    Ketil Raknes, political advisor. Socialist Left Party of Norway
  • 2. The Nordic Model
    Strong social democratic parties,
    Working multiparty systems
    An active state
    Consensual approach to policymaking
    Extremely high levels of trust amongpeople and to centralgovernmentalinstitutions (socialcapital).
  • 3. Nordic people trust eachother
    The graph shows percentagewhoagreeswiththestatement ”most peoplecan be trusted”
  • 4. Nordic TechpoliticsOpportunities
    An addition to highlevelsofinternetpenetrationpublic data is ofextremelyhighquality
  • 5. The challenge
    Agingpopulationsputsenormousstrainonthepublicsector. Willdemandhigherpublic spending at the same time as thetax base decreases
    Productivity in the private sectorgrows faster than in thepublicsector
  • 6. The smart statesolution
    The stategoes online. No more publicoffices. Taxes, educationalchoices, prescriptions etc. can be done online.
    Simple and effectivetaxing system givesincreasedcompetitiveness for corporations. 89 percentofnorwegiancorporatetaxeswaspaid online in 2009.
  • 7. The growthofMyID
    MyID is thepubliceIDonsecuritylevel 3. Has 2,3 million users. The charts shows percentageofusers by age.
  • 8. The economicopportunities
    ”Investments in digitalising publicsectorare as lucrative as investing in the North Sea”
    eIDcost-benefitanalysis
  • 9. Promisingexamples
    State EducationalLoaning Fund: Numberofphonecallsreduced from 1,5 mill to 460.000. Reducednumberofemployeeswith 15 percent
    Altinn (common web portal for public reporting):
    50.000 less forms to be filled in by bureacrats. 900 full time equivalentssaved (FTE) for Norwegian corporations 2005-2007.
    Norwegian TaxAdministration: 800 FTEssaved.
  • 10. The challenge
    The central nerve ofthewelfarestate. Healthcare, pensions and welfarebenefits is still in the analog age.
    eIDonsecuritylevel 4 and a nationaltechnologicalinfrastructure is the missing link.
    Politiciansdoes not understand theimportance and thebenefitsofusing smart statesolutions.
    Bureacraticinfightinghampersdevelopmentofnew services.