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Estonia shares its e-governance experience with 170 countries

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The President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, attended a high-level event on the side of the 73rd UN General Assembly, where Estonia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched their cooperation project to support the development of e-governance. The cooperation project is a major initiative to support the digital transformation of UNDP and developing countries. The aim of the project is to share Estonia’s e-governance expertise with nearly 170 countries and territories. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia will provide the seed funding of €102,000 to launch the project.

“Too often digitalisation within countries happens in isolation, effectively meaning that everybody is inventing the wheel.  It makes a lot of sense to bring the best practises and the best experts together in one project that has the ability to impact many countries,” president Kersti Kaljulaid explained why Estonia decided to join forces with UNDP.  
UNDP is the UN’s global development network working in more than 170 countries. The organisation aims to reduce poverty in developing countries and support states in their development agendas and strategies and in using money more efficiently. UNDP focuses on the development of democracy, crisis prevention, poverty reduction, environmental sustainability and HIV/AIDS prevention.

The e-governance project will be implemented by UNDP and Estonia’s E-governance Academy and the seed funding of €102,000 will be allocated from the foreign ministry’s development and humanitarian aid fund.


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Armo Vask
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Communication Department
+372 637 7618
+372 5666 8581

Mailin Aasmäe
Press Officer
The Office of the President
+372 631 6229
+372 5813 7759


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