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Home > E-Governance Capacity Building - Updated: 19-12-2007 11:18


UNESCO E-Governance Capacity Building Initiative

Focus on Latin America
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Defining E-Governance

Examples of E-Governance

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13 ICT projects





Book(s)
Guía de Democracia Electrónica Local UNESCO/ Universidad Externado de Colombia

Guía de Gobierno Electrónico Local UNESCO/ Universidad Externado de Colombia

Documents
ICTs and Good Governance: The Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to Local Governance in Latin America
A survey on the conditions for the use of ICTs in five countries in Latin America: Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador and Mexico. (Disponible en español)

ICTs as Tool for Improving Local Governance in Africa
A UNESCO project mission report and assessment of the current situation and outlook in selected African municipalities (Zanzibar, Lusaka, and Maputo)

Websites
Digital Opportunity Channel (Go)
Institute for e-Government - Competence Centre of the University of Potsdam (Go)
Observatorio de Sociedad, Gobierno y Tecnologías de Información (Go)
The UK Planning Portal for Local Authorities (Go)
Event(s)
EGOV 06 - Fifth E-GOV Conference
International e-Participation and Local Democracy Symposium

 

"Good governance is perhaps the single most important factor in eradicating poverty and promoting development." - Kofi A. Annan, Former Secretary General of the United Nations

 Documents


Country Profiles of e-Governance
Following the COMNET IT/UNESCO Global Survey on On-line Governance published in 2000, the Commonwealth Network of Information Technology for Development (COMNET-IT), in association with and with the financial support of UNESCO, has developed national profiles detailing current status and developments in this area.



Democracy and government on-line services: Contributions from public administrations around the world
Report conducted by the G8 Information Society GOL Project



Developments in Electronic Governance
This digest is about the harnessing of new technologies and new media to the governance agenda and to ‘electronic governance’.



Digital Inclusion Projects in Developing Countries: Processes of Institutionalisation
Presented at the 9th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, this 13-page document focuses on processes of institutionalisation of digital inclusion projects. Three case studies, the Akshaya telecentre project of the a state of Kerala in India, a community-based information and communication technology (ICT) project in rural Siyabuswa, South Africa, and telecentre projects in the mega-city of São Paulo, Brazil, are described and analysed according to a theoretical schema derived from institutional theory.



E-Governance and Developing Countries: Introduction and Examples
This report explains what is meant by e-governance. It starts with a definition of e-governance, then presents a general e-governance model and several case studies and examples.



E-readiness Assessment: Who is Doing What and Where
There are a number of different organizations conducting e-readiness assessments in developing countries. This paper builds on the comparison by looking at where e-readiness assessments have been carried out, and by whom.



Global E-Government Survey 2001
Conducted by the World Markets Research Centre



Global survey on on-line governance: final report
UNESCO and COMNET-IT have undertaken a first step in investigating the international state of the art of on-line governance, as exemplified by government-led initiatives for the electronic provision of information services, and of public input to the process of government. This first stage has been concluded with the present survey report resulting from data polled from sixty-two countries and an Internet-based facility from which the data can be queried and accessed (http://www.comnet.mt/Unesco/).



ICTs and Good Governance: The Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to Local Governance in Latin America
A survey on the conditions for the use of ICTs in five countries in Latin America: Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador and Mexico. (Disponible en español)



ICTs as Tool for Improving Local Governance in Africa
A UNESCO project mission report and assessment of the current situation and outlook in selected African municipalities (Zanzibar, Lusaka, and Maputo)



Information on the project in Spanish
Fortalecimiento de capacidades de la gobernabilidad electrónica



Internet infrastructure and e-governance in Pacific Islands countries: a survey on the development and use of the Internet
This Report was commissioned by the UNESCO Office for the Pacific States in Apia, Samoa to provide an up-to-date picture of the development and use of Internet infrastructure in Pacific Member States of UNESCO.



Progress Report - April 2003
The UNESCO project progress report and financial overview



Project description
The original project description and workplan.



Report of the Metropolis Commission on ‘The Information Society and the City’
In order to stimulate the current development of e-government in large urban areas the Metropolis report intends to provide recommendations and thought provoking ideas.



Specialized Course on Local e-Governance in Africa
Detailed description of the training course



Training for Local e-Governance in Africa
Proposal for implementation strategy


 Book(s)

Curriculum Guide on e-Governance - by CAFRAD



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