$ 12.5 Million for Paperless Panama Program

Scheduled to launch in 2012, the program will enable electronic exchange of information among state institutions and improve services for users.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

According to Eduardo Jaen, administrator of the Government Innovation Authority, there is an analysis being made at institutions with most transactions, the Comptroller General's Office and the Ministries of Economy and Finance, Social Development, Education and Health.

Domingo Latorraca, former president of the Chamber of Commerce, said that in order to ensure the success of the program, in addition to technology, changes must be made at state institutions and provide training to staff on the new technology.

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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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