United Nations E-Government Survey 2016

E-Government in Support of Sustainable Development

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Since 2001, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) has published the United Nations E-Government Survey (“the Survey”). Now in its ninth edition, the Survey provides an analysis of emerging public administration trends and issues and of how e-government can support the realization of the internationally agreed development agenda and goals. The Survey offers insights about common challenges, broad trends and different strategies in e-government development among regions and across countries. By tracking the progress of countries globally over time, the Survey seeks to better understand the challenges and opportunities that the Member States face in developing their e-government programmes.



Executive Summary

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Heads of State and Government of all United Nations Member States committed to a shared vision to improve people’s lives and transform the world by 2030. This vision is that of a world free of poverty, hunger, disease and want. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 169 targets that are at the core of the 2030 Agenda aim to advance people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnerships. They aim to protect human rights and promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.


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