In this compelling new six-part series UCL Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) team up with BBC World Service to build the 'perfect country'. The series is presented by broadcaster and writer Fi Glove, Martha Lane Fox and Director of UCL IGP Professor Henrietta Moore.
The first episode of My Perfect Country aired for the first time on Thursday 4 February on BBC World Service at 8pm GMT. The episode is also available to listen to on the BBC World Service website. It focuses on Estonia's digital policies. Estonia is a pioneer in e-governance, enabling its citizens to access around 600 municiple and state services online: healthcare, education, tax and business are all managed through a massive online system.
A former Soviet republic, Estonia has leap-frogged other former Soviet countries in several measures, including economic stabliity. Professor Henrietta Moore joins Martha Lane Fox and Fi Glover to explore the role of digital innovation in enabling positive change for Estonians.
Episodes will go live on BBC World Service every Thursday for six weeks
Visit the 'My Perfect Country: Estonia'-site to listen to the episode.
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