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Journal Article

A Suggested Framework for Assessing Electronic Government Readiness in Egypt  pp11-28

Nahed Amin Azab, Sherif Kamel, Georgios Dafoulas

© Jan 2009 Volume 7 Issue 1, Editor: Frank Bannister, pp1 - 122

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Electronic Government (e‑Government) is becoming a global phenomenon that is increasingly attracting the attention of community citizens including politicians, economists, decision and policy makers amongst others. Once only regarded as a means for modernizing the public sector and increasing government productivity and efficiency, e‑ Government is presently recognized as a driver and a key enabler of citizen‑centric, cooperative, and seamless modern governance implying not only a profound transformation in the way government interacts with the governed but also the reinvention of its internal processes and how organizations carry their business both internally as well as externally while interacting with the other segments of the community. Based on the literature, it is frequently claimed that the availability of an effective e‑Government assessment framework is a necessary condition for advancing e‑Government proper implementation. The objective of this article is to develop an e‑Government appraisal framework encompassing several components such as people, technology, processes, and strategic planning. The article examines the relations and interactions of these components in an emerging e‑Government environment using a case study on an agency affiliated to the government of Egypt as a primary step in the process of testing the framework presented.

 

Keywords: government e-Government e-Government readiness e-readiness internet strategic planning information and communication technology public sector IT transfer developing nations Egypt

 

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Journal Article

Strategies, Policies and Evaluations of Brazilian Electronic Government  pp136-149

Valeria Esther Nigri Musafir, Christiana Soares de Freitas

© Dec 2015 Volume 13 Issue 2, ECEG2015, Editor: Carl Adams, pp75 - 160

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Abstract: The goal of this paper is to analyze the strategic direction of the Brazilian e‑Government Program from 2008 to 2014 associated with the Brazilian ranking on the United Nations e‑Government Survey. Federal government strategic plans from 2008 to 2014 were analyzed based on three categories: e‑services, e‑administration (interoperability, integration; standardization; structuring systems) and e‑democracy (open data and transparency; e‑participation). Semi‑structured interviews were conducted with fifteen government executives responsible for the planning and coordination of public policies in this sector. The research demonstrates that the Brazilian e‑Government Program acquired a more important role in the Brazilian political arena after the protests of June 2013. The ⠜Gabinete Digital⠀ was created and reported directly to the Presidency of the Republic. It has successfully launched many e‑government initiatives that were being developed but were not considered as a priority. Another res earch finding was the emphasis on increasing the supply of e‑services. This was explicitly observed in government strategic planning starting in 2011. As a result, Brazil moved up 33 positions on the online index of the UN Survey from 2010 to 2012. The la st presidential term was more focused on promoting interaction between government and society ⠍ through an increase of transparency, the use of open data by the states and municipalities, and providing access to public information. Brazil rose seven pos itions on the e‑participation index between 2012 and 2014. Despite numerous initiatives, Brazil's e‑government index ranking in the UN Survey is advancing very slowly and still didn⠒t reach the 45th global position it had in 2008, mainly because of low scores on the telecommunication infrastructure and the human capital indexes. These findings can also be verified in the evaluations of e‑government initiatives presented. Our objective was to verify the convergence, effective follow up and achievement of the targets stipulated in the e‑government stra

 

Keywords: Keywords: strategic planning, electronic government, e-government, digital governance, social participation, public policy evaluation

 

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Journal Issue

Volume 7 Issue 1 / Jan 2009  pp1‑122

Editor: Frank Bannister

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Keywords: accessibility, barriers, BRAIN, business process, business rule, capacity for getting ahead, citizen participation, community building, coping and sense making strategies, developing nations, digital divide, disability, disenfranchisement, eDemocracy, e-governance, e-Government adoption, e-government readiness, Egypt, end-user approaches, e-readiness, information and communication technology, information dissemination, internet voting, IT transfer, KedaiKom, Malaysia, municipalities, policy participation, political participation, public participation, public sector, public servants, Section 508, service delivery, social and digital inclusion, social consequences, social participation, strategic planning, Switzerland, technology acceptance model, Telecentres, turnout, websites

 

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