By Rowena Cullen, Graham Hassall
This ebook analyzes the typical set of hindrances to the advance and integration of presidency info and communique know-how (ICT) initiatives and powerful e-government tasks in constructing international locations. It attracts at the services and adventure of extra constructed states within the Pacific, particularly Australia and New Zealand, either hugely rated in international ratings for e-government and energetic in quite a few e-government improvement initiatives around the zone.
There has been a normal failure to spot priorities and align initiatives with neighborhood wishes in ICT/e-government tasks. Small Island constructing States (or SIDS) current a special challenge by way of 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 businesses 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 potent govt and financial improvement, they face significant demanding situations in developing winning e-government projects, a result of difficulties defined above, coupled with an absence of HR capacities and applicable concepts and policies.
Drawing at the event of the states pointed out above, in addition to nearby quasi-governmental our bodies, nongovernmental corporations (NGOs), reduction corporations, and the non-public zone, 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 technology, and social media.
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This also applies to the concept of sustainability, which is often heralded as one of the most important success criteria for e-government in the development context —a context where failure and waste of exceedingly scare resources (whether ﬁnancial, human or political capital) are all too common. One of the core concepts that drove the SDGs was that development goals need to shift from a perspective based on economic growth to one that was informed by ecological economics, a framework in which the focus “must shift from merely growth to ‘development’ in the sense of improvement in sustainable human well-being, recognizing that growth has signiﬁcant negative by-products” (Le Blanc 2012, p.
In addition, important sectors such as tourism and remittances, which contribute signiﬁcantly to GDP, are making use of ICTs. 2). As well as helping build the internal economy, ICTs are also becoming an essential tool for participation in the global economy. ” These measures, initially conceived as trade preferences, lower tariffs, non-tariff barriers and soft loans, some of which have proved difﬁcult to sustain in the face of global trade partnerships (United Nations 2013, p. 6), are now focused in an increasingly globalized and interdependent world on assisting SIDs to actively participate in the knowledge economy and to increase connectivity (p.
The SIDs Action Platform places considerable emphasis on regional cooperation, knowledge sharing and regional partnerships. For example, the Paciﬁc National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) Regional Support Partnership SIDs Action Plan no. nz) commenced in 2016. org/partnerships/ 7 12 R. Cullen and G. Hassall Paciﬁc Island Forum leadership that focuses on aligning policies and activities of all Paciﬁc countries and territories, development partners, the private sector and NGOs. These efforts will be dependent on ICTs for communication and access to knowledge bases.
Achieving Sustainable E-Government in Pacific Island States by Rowena Cullen, Graham Hassall