Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

Monica Mæland (Con.)

Minister of Local Government and Modernisation

Nikolai Astrup (Con.)

Minister of Digitalisation

The Ministry is responsible for housing policy, the Planning and Building Act, local government finances and local administration, ICT Policy and Public Sector Reform, rural and regional policy, the conduct of elections, government employer policy, Sami and minority affairs and national mapping and geodata policy.

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Digital agenda for Norway in brief

The purpose of this white paper is to present the Government's policy on how Norway can exploit ICT in the best interests of society.

Barriers to digitalization

On the assignment from the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, KPMG has undertaken a mapping and analysis of barriers for digitalization among Norwegian Companies.

News from the Ministry

Ensuring two independent counts at elections

15/02/2019: The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation has today decided that all municipalities shall count the votes in the preliminary count by hand. “In this way, we will have two independent counts, ensuring the highest possible accuracy of the results,” says Monica Mæland, Minister of Local Government and Modernisation.

Norwegian government to introduce a national strategy for artificial intelligence

08/02/2019: “Artificial intelligence has the potential to have a huge impact on developments in society. The technology also entails challenges, especially related to ethics and protection of personal data. The government has therefore decided to draw up a coordinated strategy for this important field,” says Norway’s Minister of Digitalisation Nikolai Astrup.

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