E-government toolkit for developing countries

The objective, through this Toolkit, is to offer a helping hand to policy makers and senior executives in developing nations by endowing them with comprehensive information about what, how and when to do to embark successfully on the road to e-government.

This Toolkit aims to demystify the concept of e-government and to strengthen its understanding by all those involved in planning and execution of e-government projects. The toolkit offers an action framework for all stakeholders in developing nations, including parliamentarians, government executives, national institutions and non-governmental organisations, and guides them through various phases in their e-government initiatives.

For developing nations, especially countries at the nascent stages of building an e-government infrastructure, it is vital to understand where they stand in terms of their e-readiness, to reflect upon the intrinsic components of an e-government action plan and to learn lessons from the success and failure of various e-government initiatives undertaken by other countries, developed or developing.

During the preparation of the Toolkit, the endeavour was to address all possible aspects for initiating, implementing and sustaining e-government programmes in any developing nation: from defining the very concept of e-government to legislative and regulatory frameworks. Further, a number of case studies have been discussed to exemplify the successful e-government initiatives, the challenges faced and the way they were addressed.

The objective, through this Toolkit, is to offer a helping hand to policy makers and senior executives in developing nations by endowing them with comprehensive information about what, how and when to do to embark successfully on the road to e-government.

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Details

  • Bibliographic reference
  • Collation: 209 p. + 1 CD-ROM
  • Author(s): UNESCO Office New Delhi and Regional Bureau for Communication and Information in Asia and the Pacific; National Informatics Centre (India)
  • Publication year: 2005
  • ISBN: 81-89218-04-2
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