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United Nations e-government survey 2014

E-Government for the future we want

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The UN E-Government Survey serves as a tool for decision-makers to identify their areas of strength and challenges. The Survey assesses the e-government readiness of the 193 Member States of the UN according to a quantitative composite index of e-readiness based on website assessment, telecommunication infrastructure, and human resource endowment. ICTs can help reinvent government in such a way that existing institutional arrangements can be restructured and new innovative arrangements can flourish, paving the way for a collaborative, effective, inclusive, transparent and accountable government, which is critical for sustainable development. DPADM, as a global hub for innovation in public governance, promotes knowledge sharing of innovative approaches and practices in public management, particularly in the area of e-government.

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Open Government Data

One of the tools used to increase transparency and participation is Open Government Data (OGD), which can be defined as government information proactively disclosed and made available online for everyone’s access, reuse and redistribution without restriction. The term OGD came into prominence relatively recently after the publication of a set of principles by a group of experts and advocates in Sebastopol, California, United States of America. Often referred to as the “8 Open Government Data Principles” or “Sebastopol Principles”, they set out best practice recommendations on how governments publish data on the Internet.

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