DX Stories Episode 2: In conversation with e-Estonia’s Anett Numa

In episode 2 of DX Stories, e-Estonia advisor Anett Numa sits down with StateUp’s Riley Kaminer and Access Partnership’s Paula Rabacov to discuss Estonia’s  journey to becoming a leader in digital government. She shares Estonia’s approach to digitilisation, including guiding principles for decisionmaking, citizen engagement initiatives, and opportunities for collaboration with the private sector and academia. DX Stories, an initiative …

DX Stories Episode 1: In conversation with CAF’s Carlos Santiso

StateUp and Access Partnership are delighted to launch DX Stories – a series of one-on-one conversations where leaders driving digital transformation share their stories with our international audience of policymakers, innovators, investors, business leaders, and researchers. In the first episode, Access Partnership’s Christopher Casarrubias is joined by Carlos Santiso, Director of the Digital Innovation in Government Directorate of the Development …

GovTech In Nigeria: From Regulatory Maze to Models of Good Practice

By Tolu Segun Nigerian public procurement and regulation can be labyrinthine, but recent policy reforms and the model of good practice provided by Kaduna State hint at opportunities for public-purpose innovation to flourish in the country. The result could be more accountable and effective governance institutions. The Covid-19 pandemic met Nigeria’s health system largely unprepared. When the Federal Government first …

Biden-Harris Win Could Bolster Digital Government

by Tanya Filer After an arduous campaign, the Democrats have won the US presidential election. The win may be a boon for digital government in the US. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has been a long-time technology advocate in the Senate and California judiciary. Based on her track record, we anticipate a renewed emphasis on digitalisation of the state, and technology …

Bridging the Gap Between Government and Technology

“The question about trust or confidence in technology is one of the most important questions of our time,” says the University of Oxford’s Ciaran Martin. Speaking as part of a Digital Translators event co-hosted by StateUp and University of Cambridge’s Centre for Science and Policy, he suggested that technology as a matter of public discourse is presently poorly understood. Rather …