Digitalization might seem to be the solution to many ills facing society. From the virtual classrooms that provide education to children in remote areas, to the telemedicine that facilitates access to health care and crowdsourcing to promote citizen participation in policy debates, it might even seem like a panacea. But digitalization's effectiveness depends on the ability … [Read more...] about Digitalization of Public Services: A Panacea?
Benjamin Roseth is a Senior Specialist in Modernization of the State at the Inter-American Development Bank. He coordinates analytical work for the Digital Cluster of the Innovation in Citizen Services Division, including impact evaluations and other quantitative and qualitative research. Previously, as a Young Professional at the IDB, he worked in the Office of Evaluation and Oversight. Prior to the IDB, he was a strategy consultant at Deloitte and a Junior Associate in the Public Management Unit of the World Bank. He holds an M.A. in International Relations with a specialization in Economic Development from Columbia University, a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University and a B.A. in Music from the New England Conservatory. He is from Seattle, USA.