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e-Governance in Small States

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ICTs can create digital pathways between citizens and governments that are affordable, accessible and widespread. This offers the opportunity for developing small states to leapfrog generations of technology when seeking to enhance governance or to deepen democracy through promoting the participation of citizens in processes that affect their lives and welfare.



For small developing countries, especially those in the early stages of building an e-Government infrastructure, it is vital that they understand their position in terms of their e-readiness, reflect upon the intrinsic components of an e-Governance action plan, and draw lessons from the success and failures of the various e-Government initiatives undertaken by other countries, developed or developing.



This book aims to strengthen the understanding of policy-makers by outlining the conditions and processes involved in planning and execution of e-Government projects.

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Summary

Though important for all governments, e-governance can play a crucial role in addressing the particular challenges faced in small states. By modernising government processes and enhancing the ability of the public sector to overcome the barriers associated with small size and isolation, e-governance can enable small state governments to cost-effectively and efficiently deliver services to their populations, as well as strengthen social accountability.

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