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E-service delivery and the MDGs

The world economic crisis has savaged government finances. Policy makers are facing the harsh reality of substantially diminished revenues at a time when social protection services and business support schemes are in great demand. Given mounting public debt as well as budget deficits ranging from 6 to 12 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in developed regions and 5 to 6 percent of GDP in many developing countries, 2010 looks to be a difficult year for politicians and administrators trying to assure the delivery of essential public services. Even governments currently using stimulus spending to compensate for financial shortfalls are discussing socalled exit strategies, in the knowledge that such large-scale borrowing cannot continue indefinitely.

Related Subject(s): Democracy and Governance
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