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United Nations E-Government Survey 2018

Gearing E-Government to Support Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies

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Governments have the critical responsibility to pursue policies and measures to build resilience and assist those most affected by shocks in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They must find ways to anticipate disasters and shocks and lower their impact. Digital technologies are increasingly being used by governments to improve the response to disasters and other shocks to improve the resilience of communities. In the information society, it is important to move onwards to an approach where the concerns of building resilience, sustainable development and leaving no one behind are embedded in e-government development.

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E-resilience through e-government: Global and regional perspectives

Natural disasters constrain government efforts in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The results of natural disasters are cataclysmic—from human loss and suffering to devastating economic repercussions, all of which erodes development gains. Not only are natural disasters hurting past and present development initiatives, but they are also forestalling new opportunities for growth and prosperity, causing harm to future generations.

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