The UN research “E-Government Survey 2014: E-Government for the Future We Want” (2014) stated that Macedonia was on the last place in all segments of the analysis: the lowest index on e-government in the region, the lowest percentage of electronic services for the population, the lowest percentage of citizen’s contribution in the decisions of the local and central authorities etc.
That is why one of the goals of the new Government (2017) is to develop the IT sector and to foster the communication between the citizens and the state administration. One of the priorities is to create electronic registers for all Government’s electronic services given to the citizens. The Government will also prepare a long-term national strategy for development of the informatics society, it will support formation of research units in the business sector for efficient transfer of modern technologies and it will reduce the tax on IT technology to 5% etc.
Table 4: Internet use by population, aged 15-74, 2016-2017
|Internet users||1 153 938||1 212 347|
|Frequency of Internet use:|
|Daily||977 674||1 006 775|
|Once a week (at least)||142 350||181 697|
|Regular use (daily or once a week)||1 120 024||1 188 472|
|Less than once a month||33 914||23 875|
Source: State Statistical Office, Macedonia in Figures, 2018.