Background:
Social, political, and economic elements influence the implementation of E-Government greatly.
These include information infrastructure of a country, human resources, leadership and vision, maintenance of a legal system, and a revolutionary public administration system (UNDPEPA & ASPA, 2002, 6). The 2010 United Nations E-Government Survey reported that the majority of positions in the top 20 E-GDrovernment rankings belong to high-income countries, which have the financial resources to develop and rollout advanced e-government initiatives, as well as to create a favorable environment for citizen engagement and empowerment. IIAS has established a Study Group to work on the subject matter of “Global E-Government and Digital Gap Reduction” focusing on developing countries.Objective of the study:

The main objective of the Study Group would be to provide the global network and partnership models and strategies in building e-government for developing countries. Research goal would be to focus on building an E-Government Model adoptable to developing countries beyond their different economic, political, cultural, and administrative environments.

Outcomes of the study:

(i): a set of recommendations/guidelines on public policies directed toward digital gap reduction in developing countries
(ii) a data base on e-government best practice models, policies and strategies that have been put in place around the world