ZAGREB, June 5, 2020 – Leader of the Restart coalition and of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Davor Bernardic said on Friday that the state has to adapt to citizens and entrepreneurs and to save their time and money, improve the quality of life for citizens and the economy’s competitiveness.
“Citizens need to be offered a palette of services that will make state and public administration more accessible, save time and money and improve the quality of life and provide enterprises with a series of tools that will boost their competitiveness, automate them and relieve administrative burdens while ensuring the digital transformation of state and public administration aimed at improving efficiency and accessibility for citizens,” he said presenting the coalition’s digital transformation plank.
Tool against corruption
Digital transformation is one of the basic tools against corruption. All of the state’s spending has to be publicly accessible in the one place, he said. The public should know who uses official vehicles and for what, who receives agricultural subsidies and all public procurement has to be visible, he added.
Digitisation of public administration could increase public sector efficiency by 52% by 2030, Mihael Zmajlovic said.
The ICT sector accounts for 5% of GDP and it is estimated that that share can be doubled particularly since the EU has allocated €2 billion for that sector’s development, he added.