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Government’s e-Target to Provide 90 Per cent of Main Public Services via Internet


2006.06.09

The Government has approved the Lithuanian Information Society Development Programme for 2006-2008. The programme is to implement the Strategy for Information Society Development in Lithuania, which was approved by the Government on 8 June 2005.

The programme is an inter-institutional document on the planning of information society development setting three-year targets for the development of the information society in Lithuania. The key objectives of the programme are to improve the competence of the Lithuanian population to use the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by reducing social and territorial exclusion when using ICT, involve disabled people and persons with special needs in information society processes, develop information technologies that will help public administration institutions to perform the functions assigned to them, facilitate information exchange between public administration institutions, encourage research and innovations in the field of ICT, promote collection and dissemination of reliable and relevant information about Lithuania and its culture by digitising Lithuania’s cultural heritage, preserving it, as well as ensuring its accessibility.

Of vital importance to the successful growth of knowledge economy is the electronic communications sector, which is one of the most rapidly expanding both in Lithuania and in the world. Looking at the development of the electronic communications sector and its trends, there are two major groups of factors that influence market changes, such as changing market factors (a legal, competitive environment, consumer needs and priorities) and disposable resources (investment into infrastructure, technologies and their use for providing electronic services).

In modernizing public administration an important role is assigned to the plans for the transfer of public services into the electronic medium. Meanwhile, in developing modern public services priority is to be given to the public services specified in EU programme documents (based on the list of 20 main public services of the electronic Europe initiative) and to the pan-European services.

In the execution of public administration modern states focus their activities on integrating the ICT possibilities into workable decisions on general government. The totality of ICT and organisational changes that are being introduced into the public administration, the new skills, used for the improvement of public services, democratic processes and public policy, is perceived as an electronic government.

The implementation of the Electronic Government Action Plan, which has, as its main objective, the aim of providing 90 per cent of main public services via ICT means by 2008, would allow an improvement in the conditions for both business operators and residents, thereby providing them with access to a range of different public services via ICT and thus resulting in considerable savings of time and money.

In today’s society, knowledge economy and electronic commerce are becoming key factors for successful economic development, while the state has to play a central role in ensuring a favourable environment for them.


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