Unlocking E-Government Potential: Concepts, Cases and Practical Insights provides a conceptual and empirical basis for understanding the potential of e-government and practical insights for implement-action of e-government at local, state or national level.

The author provides an overview of global experience in implementing e-government, explores the potential impact of e-government on cost of access, quality of service and quality of governance for citizens and businesses and analyzes the potential impact of e-government on transparency and corruption. Different stages in the life cycle of an e-government project with best practices in project conceptualization, design and implementation and specific focus on managing change is brought out in the book. It also provides practical guidelines for the creation of a country-level strategy and implementation plan and discusses a strategy for making e-government work for the poor.

The book also presents ten case studies of e-government applications covering the whole range-serving different types of clients; focusing on different purposes (improving service delivery, transparency, increasing tax revenue, controlling government expenditure); and built by different tiers of government. Cases explain the application context, new approaches embodied in the e-government application, challenges faced during implementation, benefits delivered and costs incurred. The book integrates the many different perspectives of discussing e-government-technical perspective, public administration perspective, economic perspective and managerial perspective.

Making E-Government Work for Rural Citizens

Making e-government work for rural citizens

Reducing poverty and generating employment are the topmost priorities of many developing countries. In spite of many pro-poor programmes directly targeting poverty and a decent rate of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, countries like India have not been able to tackle poverty and hunger effectively. Asia is still home to the world's largest number of poor people. If the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are to be achieved in the 2015 time-frame, there is a need to develop new effective strategies. Therefore, any alignment of e-government with the needs of the poor will make e-government politically more attractive in most developing countries. Large investments are being made in e-government programmes in many countries and currently, ...

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