the evaluation of Finnish IT projects on a national level

This statement by the NAO (National Audit Office, ‘Valtiontalouden tarkastusvirasto’ in Finnish) does not give high credits to the impact of public-led information technology projects. It states that
– the concrete impacts on local geographic levels have been mild, compared to
the substantial financial bets placed in these projects
– the goals set in these IT projects have not been met satisfactorily

The goals set in 2003 by the Council of state were among others:
* to increase the capability of citizens of Finland in using information technology
* to ensure that citizens would have unhindered access to fast network connections

To see the complete report in Finnish, check out:
http://www.vtv.fi/index.phtml?menu_id=2&chapter_id=8382#8382

For a quick overview of NAO in English, see this page:
http://www.vtv.fi/index.phtml?menu_id=3&lang=3

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