Norway has long used technology to streamline processes within the public sector and bring the government closer to citizens and businesses. Now the country is going further, seeking to transform its public sector through the full assimilation of digital technologies. The goal is to make it more efficient, collaborative, user- and data-driven, and better able to respond to the changing needs and expectations of citizens and businesses. This review analyses the efforts under way and provides policy advice to support the Norwegian government in implementing digital government.
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State ownership in commercial entities in Norway is extensive, and has a variety of organizational forms. It has evolved not only as the result of direct involvement in industrial development of the country but also in connection with the significant commercialization of the provision of public services at national government level over the past two decades through the formation of state-owned enterprises.
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The reduction of barriers to trade and investment internationally has enabled Norway to take advantage of the expanding global market. At the same time a gradually more open market in Norway has provided benefits to consumers and contributed to e...
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The modern public governance led a number of OECD countries to establish independent bodies or agencies with a differentiated governance structure, in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government entities with specialised funct...