With what is currently happening in the minds of the public, coinidol.com, the world news outlet, decided to conduct an overall assessment of the level of adoption of Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the field of public administration (PA) in Italy, on the most interesting application areas and important cases of use.
The Municipality of Cinisello Balsamo in the Metropolitan City of Milan, Lombardy, Italy, has started adopting blockchain tech in public administration (PA). Now, a maximum of 10 minutes is needed for the whole administrative procedure. This has made the Lombardi region to the vanguard of blockchain and cryptoasset implementation.
Italy launched a new Agid three-year Plan with public e-procurement in a key position of Information Technology and digital Public Administration (PA). Among the new measures mentioned in the Plan for innovation of public services, there is the shift towards the adoption of emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence and the Blockchain technology. Nevertheless, to avoid possible negative impacts of innovation, appropriate regulatory framework and training programs have to be created.
The use of blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and other major innovative technologies in public administration (PA) is a significant factor that will help in enhancing the transparency and quality of services offered to the Italian citizens. Recently, the government of Italy has taken many steps to implement strategic projects such as a 3-year plan for public information technology, industry 4.0, made in Italy, smart city and others.
According to the Polimi Observatory data, the most active firms are financial companies with 48%, public administration (PA) with 10% and 8% for logistics operators, but a lot still needs to be done: 60% of the total companies do not have a dedicated budget, and just 2% of them consider blockchain technology as a major priority.
Bipart, a Belarusian Institute for reform and transformation of public administration, and SIMPA, a center for Research on Public Administration, have recently published a report describing the possibility of using Blockchain technology in the electronic governance of the Republic of Belarus.