Nordic techpolitics ketil raknes 2

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Nordic techpolitics ketil raknes 2

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

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