E Governance In Africa From Theory To Action

Author by : Gianluca Misuraca
Languange : en
Publisher by : IDRC
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Description : Integrating information and communication technologies (ICTs) into governance processes can greatly enhance the delivery of public services to all citizens. ICT integration will not only improve the performance of governance systems, it will also transform relationships amongst stakeholders, thereby influencing policymaking processes and regulatory frameworks. In the developing world, however, the potential of ICTs for effective governance remains largely unexplored and unexploited. This book presents the context, theory, and current thinking on the interaction between ICTs and local governance, particularly in Africa. It discusses the shift from OC governmentOCO to OC e-governance, OCO describes the role of local-level authorities, and presents the benefits and limitations of introducing ICTs in government operations. Case studies from Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda describe local governance/ICTs projects executed by civil society organizations, academic institutions, and government authorities. Drawing from the findings in these case studies and from the introductory research and original conceptual framework, the book presents a series of conclusions and recommendation on the future of effective ICTs use for better governance and improved economic development at the local level. This book will be of interest to professionals, practitioners, and policy advisors at local and national government levels in developing countries (particularly in Africa); international organizations staff, bilateral aid agencies, international financial institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector; researchers, academics, students, and professors of public administration and governance in Africa and throughout the world."


Emerging Issues And Prospects In African E Government

Author by : Sodhi, Inderjeet Singh
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Efforts have been made toward the application of electronic government in the developing world, yet questions of how to best implement governance systems and address concerns from officials and citizens alike remain to be answered. Emerging Issues and Prospects in African E-Government explores relevant practices, trends, and potential challenges facing fledgling governments in the digital era. This book focuses on the establishment and maintenance of e-government in various African countries, providing critical insights for government bodies, policymakers, administrators, and public sector researchers working in local, state, and national governments around the world.


Developing E Government Projects Frameworks And Methodologies

Author by : Mahmood, Zaigham
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Total Read : 59
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Description : The emergence of e-government allows for effective governance, increased transparency, better management, and efficient services through the use of the internet and information and communication technologies. Therefore, world governments are mobilizing large amounts of resources in order to implement and promote the use of e-government. Developing E-Government Projects: Frameworks and Methodologies presents frameworks and methodologies for strategies towards the design, implementation, and adoption of e-government projects. By providing best practices in the successful adoption of e-government, this book is essential for policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and students interested in the approaches utilized for the successful implementation of e-government projects.


Handbook Of Research On E Government In Emerging Economies Adoption E Participation And Legal Frameworks

Author by : Bwalya, Kelvin Joseph
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Total Read : 36
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Description : "This book is a collection of knowledge on contemporary experiences on technological, societal and legal setups of e-Government implementation in emerging economies"--Provided by publisher.


E Government Implementation And Practice In Developing Countries

Author by : Zaigham Mahmood
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : "This book provides research on the current actions being taken by developing countries toward the design, development, and implementation of e-government policies"--Provided by publisher.


Good Governance In The Era Of Global Neoliberalism

Author by : Jolle Demmers
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This new collection critically examines the new global policy of 'good governance'. This catchphrase of aid policy and development thinking has been the subject of too little analysis to date. This book redresses the balance. It places the prefix 'good', and exactly what that means, under the microscope and examines the impact of neoliberal governance in a wide range of countries and territories, including Chile, Russia, Argentina and Indonesia.


South Africa And The Global Hydrogen Economy

Author by : Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)
Languange : en
Publisher by : Real African Publishers
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Description : South Africa and the Global Hydrogen Economy is the publication of a MISTRA research project on the use of strategic minerals in the global putative hydrogen economy. The book highlights the global significance of platinum group metals (PGM) and explores the strategic opportunities that arise out of South Africa's endowment of these strategic resources. From their extraction to their applications in fuel cells, what options are available for the country, the region and the world to better leverage this endowment towards supporting growth and development objectives? In view of their expanding range of applications, do PGM need the hydrogen economy? Conversely, does the hydrogen economy need PGM? Addressed to all industry stakeholders, including those in the public and private sectors, the options explored in this book are based on a thorough analysis of the global dynamics that should inform policy and business models related to PGM.


Integrating E Business Models For Government Solutions Citizen Centric Service Oriented Methodologies And Processes

Author by : Chhabra, Susheel
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Total Read : 57
Total Download : 926
File Size : 40,8 Mb
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Description : "The objective of this book is to examine issues and promote research initiatives in the area of effectiveness in e-government by suggesting integrated e-business models for government solutions, through citizen-centric service oriented methodologies and processes"--Provided by publisher.


Information Communication Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author by : Van Slyke, Craig
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Total Read : 76
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Description : The rapid development of information communication technologies (ICTs) is having a profound impact across numerous aspects of social, economic, and cultural activity worldwide, and keeping pace with the associated effects, implications, opportunities, and pitfalls has been challenging to researchers in diverse realms ranging from education to competitive intelligence.


Urban Planning In Lusophone African Countries

Author by : Carlos Nunes Silva
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Urban planning on the five Lusophone African countries - Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Príncipe - has so far been relatively overlooked in planning literature. Bringing together a team of leading scholars, this book fills the gap by providing an in-depth analysis of key issues in the history of urban planning and discussing the key challenges confronting contemporary urban planning in these countries. The book argues that urban planning is a non-neutral and non-value free kind of public action and, therefore, ideology, planning theories, urban models and the ideological role urban planning has played are some of the key issues addressed. For that reason, the practice of Urban Planning is also seen as the outcome of a complex interrelationship between structure and agency, with the role of key planers being examined in some of the chapters. The findings and insights presented by the contributing authors confirm previous research on urban planning in the colonial and postcolonial periods in Lusophone African countries and at the same time break fresh ground and offer additional insights as new evidence has been collected from archives and in fieldwork carried out by a new generation of researchers. In addition, it outlines possible directions for future research.