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Journal Issue
Volume 5 Issue 1 / Jun 2007  pp1‑95

Editor: Frank Bannister

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Organisational Pre‑Conditions for e‑Procurement in Governments: the Italian Experience in the Public Health Care Sector  pp1‑10

Francesco Bof, Pietro Previtali

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e‑Government Leaders, Organisational Change and ICTs: Learning from FAME and other e‑Government Experiences  pp11‑20

James Carr, Pat Gannon-Leary

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The Evaluation of e‑Government projects for Small Local Government Organisations  pp21‑28

Walter Castelnovo, Massimo Simonetta

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Information Integration to Create an Infrastructure: Facilitating Public Service Provisioning in Taiwan  pp29‑42

Lichun Chiang, Tsui-Chuan Hsieh

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Information System and Information Infrastructure Deployment: the Challenge of the Italian e‑Justice Approach  pp43‑52

Francesco Contini, Antonio Cordella

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Model‑Based User‑Interface Management for Public Services  pp53‑62

Jörn Freiheit, Fabrice A. Zangl

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Factors for Successful e‑Government Adoption: a Conceptual Framework  pp63‑76

Vinod Kumar, Bhasker Mukerji, Irfan Butt

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Assessing e‑Readiness in the Arab Countries: Perceptions Towards ICT Environment in Public Organisations in the State of Kuwait  pp77‑87

Abdel Nasser H. Zaied, Faraj A. Khairalla, Wael Al-Rashed

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A Content Analysis of Selected Government Web Sites: a Case Study of Nepal  pp88‑95

Jitendra Parajuli

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Abstract

This study evaluated the ministerial Web sites of Government of Nepal to project the overall impression of government Web sites in Nepal. It was found that of the twenty ministries only seventeen ministries (85 percent) had dedicated Web sites and provided information and, in some cases, downloadable digital forms that could be filled in and submitted offline. However, the study focused on the content of the sites crucial for citizen‑government interaction. Since the Web content evaluation metrics are not completely exhaustive, this study based the Web analysis on four determinants ‑ transparency, interactivity, accessibility, and usability ‑ and evaluated all the ministerial Web sites. It was found that Web features that are critical in fostering government openness, government‑government communication, and citizen participation and satisfaction are still infrequent or completely absent in the ministerial Web sites. The study suggests that the government needs to cultivate standards for its Web site design exploit the benefits offered by information and communication technologies to promote good governance through electronic government. The government should also continuously evolve the site design techniques to meet citizens' expectations. 

 

Keywords: e-Government, digital government, Nepal, web site contents, web site analysis, ICT, developing country

 

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