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E-Government, the use of information communication technology in the public sector, not only enables access for the poor but also helps reduce the cost of access for both the citizens and the Government. OECD defines e-Government to be “the use of ICTs, and particularly the Internet, as a tool to achieve better government” (OECD 2003) . It provides incentive for the usage of ICTs by the public hence increases the overall usage and kick-starts the virtuous…Continue
Posted on June 28, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments
To create information based society, investment in ICT infrastructure, content, applications and capacity building is necessary. Governments can promote public and private investment by adopting options listed in this essay.
In the post liberalisation era, direct public investment is often not desirable unless there is sufficient evidence that market players will not enter a particular market (geographic or service). For example…Continue
Posted on June 18, 2012 at 6:47pm — 2 Comments