Emerging Issues and Prospects in African E-Government

Emerging Issues and Prospects in African E-Government

Inderjeet Singh Sodhi (St. Wilfred's Post Graduate College–Jaipur, India)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: July, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 331
ISBN13: 9781466662964|ISBN10: 1466662964|EISBN13: 9781466662971|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6296-4


Efforts have been made toward the application of electronic government in the developing world, yet questions of how to best implement governance systems and address concerns from officials and citizens alike remain to be answered.

Emerging Issues and Prospects in African E-Government explores relevant practices, trends, and potential challenges facing fledgling governments in the digital era. This book focuses on the establishment and maintenance of e-government in various African countries, providing critical insights for government bodies, policymakers, administrators, and public sector researchers working in local, state, and national governments around the world.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Citizen Engagement
  • Civil Service Reform
  • Collaborative Decision Analysis
  • Digital Society
  • E-Democracy
  • E-Governance
  • Mobile Money
  • Public Administration

Reviews and Testimonials

Contributors from politics, administration, and information and computer sciences explore the development of electronic government in various parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Their topics include adapting aspects of electronic voting in India and the Philippines to use in Africa, delivering equitable and quality education to remote Kenya using information and communication technology, electronic government and rural development in anglophone West Africa, electronic governance and natural hazards in Mozambique, and perceptions and experiences of control in implementing electronic government at the City of Cape Town in South Africa.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Inderjeet Singh Sodhi has a BSc, an MA in Public Administration, an MA in Political Science, and a PhD. He has been Head of the Department of Public Administration in St. Wilfred’s College (Affiliated with the University of Rajasthan), Jaipur, India since July 1, 2001 and also worked as Associate Professor in Public Administration at The University of Dodoma (Tanzania, Africa) from March 31, 2011 to March 2013. He has had 30 articles published in reputed journals on the issues of policy, governance, ICT, e-governance, development, planning, etc. and has attended international conferences in Mumbai and Delhi (India), Istanbul (Turkey), and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and national conferences/workshops/seminars. He is co-editor of Governometrics and Technological Innovation for Public Policy Design and Precision (IGI Global, USA, 2014). His areas of expertise are Policy, Governance, ICT, E-Government, Reform, Planning, Development, Local Government, Urban Development, Civil Society, etc.