Impact of E-Government Implementation on Poverty Reduction in Rural India: Selected Case Studies

Impact of E-Government Implementation on Poverty Reduction in Rural India: Selected Case Studies

Sandeep Kaur (PSG College of Arts and Science, India) and N. Mathiyalagan (PSG College of Arts and Science, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-820-8.ch014
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Abstract

ICTs in general and e-governance in particular offer tremendous opportunities for improving demanddriven transparent and accountable service delivery targeting the underprivileged. The objective of this chapter is to examine the effects of E-government implementation in the context of widespread poverty in India through an extensive secondary data analysis on selected pro-poor initiatives in reducing poverty and improving rural livelihoods. Analysis also includes various contexts in which these ICT based interventions operate. Specific recommendations are made to involve the socially excluded groups in the design, implementation and access to e-government services. Governments to design appropriate public policies in implementing socially inclusive e-government strategies in the emerging information society draw the conclusion.

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