El Salvador: Digital Government by 2014

The current government has decide to resume the initiative begun by previous administrations and has set 2014 as its objective.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The director of El Salvador's Institute for Technology and Information Innovation (ITIGES), Norwin Herrera, announced the decision saying that some of the projects definitely going ahead include a virtual front desk to enable import permits to be obtained, online issuing of birth certificates, electronic creditworthiness reports for state procurement, e-payment and a transparency platform," reports ElSalvador.com.

The standardization of government websites will be one of the first projects.

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Panama: Electronic State Correspondence

May 2013

The implementation of a new electronic state correspondence platform for the country will save $3 million annually in paper, time and operating costs.  

From a press release by the National Authority for Government Innovation (AIG):

The Cabinet Council has approved a special appropriation in the amount of $1.5 million in favor of the National Authority for Government Innovation (AIG), in order to promote an electronic state correspondence system.

Panama to Install Digital Information Kiosks

October 2012

With European assistance, Panamanians will have access to government services online for free, through 200 interactive kiosks connected to the ‘Paperless Panama’ program.

A statement by the Presidency of Panama reads:
Panama Foundation signs technology agreement with European Foundation

"Paperless Panama" by 2012

December 2010

The Ministry of Economy and the Authority for Digital Innovation signed an agreement to promote the project.

The agreement provides for the MEF to execute initiatives to enable digitization of processes and electronic exchange of information between state institutions, in order to increase productivity, improve quality of service to users, reduce bureaucracy, provide total governance transparency and reduce administrative costs.

Panama: $415 Million to Digitalize Documents

June 2010

The government announced it will invest the sum in the next four years to digitalize state procedures, to make Panama ‘paperless’.

Eudoro Jaén, administrator of the National Authority for Government Innovation, reported that the program comprises digitalizing over 2.800 procedures in State entities.

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