11 Sep 2019

New Caledonia looks to Estonia for digitisation guidance

10:35 am on 11 September 2019

New Caledonia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it wants the territory to introduce digital processes used in Estonia.

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It has invited an expert from the Baltic country, which has moved its administration online, to explain its system as it now serves as a model of digitisation to 35 countries, including Japan and Namibia.

A Chamber member Stephane Yoteau said to save on costs it's his ambition to digitise systems.

He said New Caledonia's economy is hitting a wall and with full digitisation about $US100 million a year can be saved.

Estonia has spearheaded the transition to providing services online.