By Rowena Cullen, Graham Hassall
This booklet analyzes the typical set of stumbling blocks to the advance and integration of presidency info and conversation know-how (ICT) initiatives and potent e-government projects in constructing nations. It attracts at the services and adventure of extra built states within the Pacific, particularly Australia and New Zealand, either hugely rated in worldwide ratings for e-government and lively in various e-government improvement initiatives around the sector.
There has been a common failure to spot priorities and align tasks with neighborhood wishes in ICT/e-government tasks. Small Island constructing States (or SIDS) current a distinct challenge when it comes to e-government. not just do they be afflicted by a standard set of boundaries to ICT improvement equivalent to their remoteness, geographical dispersion, wet tropical climates, mostly rural populations, and shortage of ICT potential and infrastructure, yet also are depending on exterior firms for funding, and needs to negotiate with robust donors who've conflicting agendas.
E-government is generally considered as 'transformational', expanding potency, productiveness, responsibility, monetary development, and citizen involvement. yet whereas the governments of SIDS are dedicated to harnessing ICTs for powerful executive and fiscal improvement, they face significant demanding situations in setting up winning e-government tasks, as a result difficulties defined above, coupled with an absence of HR capacities and applicable thoughts and policies.
Drawing at the event of the states pointed out above, in addition to nearby quasi-governmental our bodies, nongovernmental agencies (NGOs), relief firms, and the personal region, the ebook might be of curiosity to researchers and scholars within the fields of e-government, public management, political technological know-how, verbal exchange, info technological know-how, and social media.
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UN DESA 2014, p. 38) Even so, many Paciﬁc SIDs have not experienced (or have not been able to measure) the increased efﬁciency, productivity, accountability or economic growth that e-government promises, nor the greater citizen involvement that e-governance potentially offers. Indeed, the inherent challenges facing Paciﬁc Island countries make it difﬁcult to capitalize on these beneﬁts, and this is at the heart of the question of how Paciﬁc Island countries can beneﬁt from e-government. Moreover, securing the beneﬁts of e-government is also dependent on good governance, even while it helps to ensure it.
Tax and licensing, in village settings probably impacts on demand as does the traditional decision making. (Budden 2005, p. 6) Many of these factors still apply. Governments in many PICs have limited tenure; coalition governments comprising members from large numbers of parties are unstable (see Chap. 7) and corruption remains an ongoing issue despite several Paciﬁc governments signing up to the UN Convention against Corruption, and participating in the UN Paciﬁc Regional Anti-corruption Project (UNPRAC 2012) and ongoing workshops.
The resulting beneﬁts can be less corruption, increased transparency, greater convenience, revenue growth, and/or cost reductions (World Bank 2015). These terms are not the same as those currently used in the industrialized world which is moving toward the use of the term ‘digital government’ as more relevant in the 21st century. Nor is it the same as ‘e-governance’, which we deﬁne as a broader concept referring to the application and relevance of ICTs in relation to the commonly adopted concepts of governance (Bannister and Connolly 2012), although the term is used by UNESCO and by some authors, especially in the Indian sub-continent, to mean something similar to what is understood as e-government in the deﬁnitions above.
Achieving Sustainable E-Government in Pacific Island States by Rowena Cullen, Graham Hassall