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Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development

Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development

  • Author: Schoburgh, Eris,Ryan, Roberta
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1522516468
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 625
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Effective governance is a crucial aspect of all modern nations. Through various collaborative efforts and processes, nations can enhance their current governance systems. The Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the intersection between local and national politics, analyzing how this relationship affects nations’ economy and administration. Highlighting theoretical foundations and real-world applications, this book is ideally designed for professionals, academics, students, and practitioners actively involved in the fields of public policy and governance.

Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Governance Strategies for Economic Growth in Africa

Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Governance Strategies for Economic Growth in Africa

  • Author: Teshager Alemu, Kassa,Abebe Alebachew, Mulunesh
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 152253248X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 621
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Despite increasing reports across the globe on renewable development and maintenance, little is known regarding what strategies are required for improved economic growth and prosperity in Africa. Improving an understanding of the methods for promoting growth through reusable resource development and administration is a vital topic of research to consider in assisting the continent's development. The Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Governance Strategies for Economic Growth in Africa provides emerging research on the strategies required to promote growth in Africa as well as the implications and issues of the expansion of prosperity. While highlighting sustainable education, pastoral development pathways, and the public-sector role, readers will learn about the history of sustainable development and governmental approaches to improving Africa’s economy. This publication is a vital resource for policy makers, research institutions, academics, researchers, and advanced-level students seeking current research on the theories and applications of development in societal and legal institutions.

Handbook of Research on E-Government Readiness for Information and Service Exchange: Utilizing Progressive Information Communication Technologies

Handbook of Research on E-Government Readiness for Information and Service Exchange: Utilizing Progressive Information Communication Technologies

Utilizing Progressive Information Communication Technologies

  • Author: Rahman, Hakikur
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1605666726
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 588
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"This book assists its readers in formulation of ICT strategies for developing efficient and effective government systems and at the same time, acknowledge the importance of e-governance for building institutions to achieve transparency and accountability, and eventually democratic governance"--Provided by publisher.

Handbook of Research on E-Planning: ICTs for Urban Development and Monitoring

Handbook of Research on E-Planning: ICTs for Urban Development and Monitoring

ICTs for Urban Development and Monitoring

  • Author: Silva, Carlos Nunes
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1615209301
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 546
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"This book provides relevant theoretical perspectives on the use of ICT in Urban Planning as well as an updated account of the most recent developments in the practice of e-planning in different regions of the world"--Provided by publisher.

Handbook of Research on Information Communication Technology Policy: Trends, Issues and Advancements

Handbook of Research on Information Communication Technology Policy: Trends, Issues and Advancements

Trends, Issues and Advancements

  • Author: Adomi, Esharenana E.
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1615208488
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 994
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The Handbook of Research on Information Communication Technology Policy: Trends, Issues and Advancements provides a comprehensive and reliable source of information on current developments in information communication technologies. This source includes ICT policies; a guide on ICT policy formulation, implementation, adoption, monitoring, evaluation and application; and background information for scholars and researchers interested in carrying out research on ICT policies.

E-Government for Good Governance in Developing Countries

E-Government for Good Governance in Developing Countries

Empirical Evidence from the eFez Project

  • Author: Driss Kettani,Bernard Moulin
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • ISBN: 1783082631
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 298
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Drawing lessons from the eFez Project in Morocco, this volume offers practical supporting material to decision makers in developing countries on information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), specifically e-government implementation. The book documents the eFez Project experience in all of its aspects, presenting the project’s findings and the practical methods developed by the authors (a roadmap, impact assessment framework, design issues, lessons learned and best practices) in their systematic quest to turn eFez’s indigenous experimentations and findings into a formal framework for academics, practitioners and decision makers. The volume also reviews, analyzes and synthesizes the findings of other projects to offer a comparative study of the eFez framework and a number of other e-government frameworks from the growing literature.

E-Governance and Social Inclusion: Concepts and Cases

E-Governance and Social Inclusion: Concepts and Cases

Concepts and Cases

  • Author: Baum, Scott
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1466661070
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 356
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The application of e-government technologies has led to increased public participation and social inclusion, while allowing for greater government transparency. These technologies provide accessibility to online content and services while offering the public an active voice in governmental issues. E-Governance and Social Inclusion: Concepts and Cases presents current and emerging research about the implementation of technology in government and its broad social implications. This handbook aims to be a comprehensive reference publication for academicians, researchers, practitioners, students, and managers with an interest in e-government content and the ability for the public to access and utilize this technology.

Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology

Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology

  • Author: Marshall, Stewart
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1591407915
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 804
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"This encyclopedia provides a thorough examination of concepts, technologies, policies, training, and applications of ICT in support of economic and regional developments around the globe"--Provided by publisher.

E-Governance in Africa, from Theory to Action

E-Governance in Africa, from Theory to Action

A Handbook on ICTs for Local Governance

  • Author: Gianluca Misuraca
  • Publisher: IDRC
  • ISBN: 1552503690
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 336
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Integrating information and communication technologies (ICTs) into governance processes can greatly enhance the delivery of public services to all citizens. ICT integration will not only improve the performance of governance systems, it will also transform relationships amongst stakeholders, thereby influencing policymaking processes and regulatory frameworks. In the developing world, however, the potential of ICTs for effective governance remains largely unexplored and unexploited. This book presents the context, theory, and current thinking on the interaction between ICTs and local governance, particularly in Africa. It discusses the shift from OC governmentOCO to OC e-governance, OCO describes the role of local-level authorities, and presents the benefits and limitations of introducing ICTs in government operations. Case studies from Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda describe local governance/ICTs projects executed by civil society organizations, academic institutions, and government authorities. Drawing from the findings in these case studies and from the introductory research and original conceptual framework, the book presents a series of conclusions and recommendation on the future of effective ICTs use for better governance and improved economic development at the local level. This book will be of interest to professionals, practitioners, and policy advisors at local and national government levels in developing countries (particularly in Africa); international organizations staff, bilateral aid agencies, international financial institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector; researchers, academics, students, and professors of public administration and governance in Africa and throughout the world."

Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity

Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity

Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity

  • Author: Silva, Carlos Nunes
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1466641703
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 392
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The relationship between citizens and city governments is gradually transforming due to the utilization of advanced information and communication technologies in order to inform, consult, and engage citizens. Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity explores the nature of the new challenges confronting citizens and local governments in the field of urban governance. This comprehensive reference source explores the role that Web 2.0 technologies play in promoting citizen participation and empowerment in the city government and is intended for scholars, researchers, students, and practitioners in the field of urban studies, urban planning, political science, public administration, and more.

World Development Report 2017

World Development Report 2017

Governance and the Law

  • Author: World Bank Group
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 1464809518
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted or implemented? When they are, why do they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity? And why do some bad policies endure? World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law addresses these fundamental questions, which are at the heart of development. Policy making and policy implementation do not occur in a vacuum. Rather, they take place in complex political and social settings, in which individuals and groups with unequal power interact within changing rules as they pursue conflicting interests. The process of these interactions is what this Report calls governance, and the space in which these interactions take place, the policy arena. The capacity of actors to commit and their willingness to cooperate and coordinate to achieve socially desirable goals are what matter for effectiveness. However, who bargains, who is excluded, and what barriers block entry to the policy arena determine the selection and implementation of policies and, consequently, their impact on development outcomes. Exclusion, capture, and clientelism are manifestations of power asymmetries that lead to failures to achieve security, growth, and equity. The distribution of power in society is partly determined by history. Yet, there is room for positive change. This Report reveals that governance can mitigate, even overcome, power asymmetries to bring about more effective policy interventions that achieve sustainable improvements in security, growth, and equity. This happens by shifting the incentives of those with power, reshaping their preferences in favor of good outcomes, and taking into account the interests of previously excluded participants. These changes can come about through bargains among elites and greater citizen engagement, as well as by international actors supporting rules that strengthen coalitions for reform.

Governance for Health in the 21st Century

Governance for Health in the 21st Century

  • Author: Ilona Kickbusch,David Gleicher
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789289002745
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 122
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Governance for health describes the attempts of governments and other actors to steer communities, whole countries or even groups of countries in the pursuit of health as integral to well-being. This study tracks recent governance innovations to address the priority determinants of health and categorizes them into five strategic approaches to smart governance for health. It relates the emergence of joint action by the health sector and non-health sectors, by public and private actors and by citizens, all of whom have an increasing role to play in achieving seminal changes in 21st-century societies.

Comparative E-Government

Comparative E-Government

  • Author: Christopher G. Reddick
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781441965363
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 682
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Comparative E-Government examines the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on governments throughout the world. It focuses on the adoption of e-government both by comparing different countries, and by focusing on individual countries and the success and challenges that they have faced. With 32 chapters from leading e-government scholars and practitioners from around the world, there is representation of developing and developed countries and their different stages of e-government adoption. Part I compares the adoption of e-government in two or more countries. The purpose of these chapters is to discern the development of e-government by comparing different counties and their individual experiences. Part II provides a more in-depth focus on case studies of e-government adoption in select countries. Part III, the last part of the book, examines emerging innovations and technologies in the adoption of e-government in different countries. Some of the emerging technologies are the new social media movement, the development of e-participation, interoperability, and geographic information systems (GIS).

Handbook of Research on Urban Governance and Management in the Developing World

Handbook of Research on Urban Governance and Management in the Developing World

  • Author: Mugambwa, Joshua,Katusiimeh, Mesharch W.
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1522541667
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 491
  • View: 1962
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With the emphasis on market-led development initiatives, sustainable urbanization is a challenge, especially in growing nations. Regional administrative efforts are crucial for cities to meet the planned city operations and specific targets and objectives. The Handbook of Research on Urban Governance and Management in the Developing World is a research publication that explores contemporary issues in regional political and administrative practices and key challenges in implementing these strategies in growing nations. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics such as urban and regional economics, supply chain management, and environmental concerns, this book is geared toward city development planners, policy makers, researchers, academics, and students seeking current and relevant research on the regional bureaucracy and its practices and how they affect growing nations.

Handbook of Research on E-Government in Emerging Economies: Adoption, E-Participation, and Legal Frameworks

Handbook of Research on E-Government in Emerging Economies: Adoption, E-Participation, and Legal Frameworks

Adoption, E-Participation, and Legal Frameworks

  • Author: Bwalya, Kelvin Joseph
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1466603259
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 1020
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"This book is a collection of knowledge on contemporary experiences on technological, societal and legal setups of e-Government implementation in emerging economies"--Provided by publisher.

Handbook of Research on Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society

Handbook of Research on Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society

Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society

  • Author: Ferro, Enrico
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1605667005
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 858
  • View: 330
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"This book presents a comprehensive, integrative, and global view of what has been called the digital divide"--Provided by publisher.

Library & Information Science Abstracts

Library & Information Science Abstracts

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Information science
  • Page: N.A
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Governance in Developing Asia

Governance in Developing Asia

Public Service Delivery and Empowerment

  • Author: Anil B. Deolalikar,Shikha Jha,Pilipinas F. Quising
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1784715573
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
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Governance in Developing Asia is one of the first books of its kind to provide an overview of the role that better governance and citizen empowerment can play in improving public service delivery in developing Asia. The World Development Report 2004 se

M-Government Mobile Technologies for Responsive Governments and Connected Societies

M-Government Mobile Technologies for Responsive Governments and Connected Societies

Mobile Technologies for Responsive Governments and Connected Societies

  • Author: OECD,International Telecommunication Union
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9264118705
  • Category:
  • Page: 152
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This report aims to foster a better understanding on how to leverage the economic and social impacts of the implementation of the Internet into mobile devices to enable ubiquitous governments, sustain public sector innovation and transform public service delivery.

World Development Report 2016

World Development Report 2016

Digital Dividends

  • Author: World Bank Group
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 1464806721
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 376
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Digital technologies are spreading rapidly, but digital dividends--the broader benefits of faster growth, more jobs, and better services--are not. If more than 40 percent of adults in East Africa pay their utility bills using a mobile phone, why can’t others around the world do the same? If 8 million entrepreneurs in China--one third of them women--can use an e-commerce platform to export goods to 120 countries, why can’t entrepreneurs elsewhere achieve the same global reach? And if India can provide unique digital identification to 1 billion people in five years, and thereby reduce corruption by billions of dollars, why can’t other countries replicate its success? Indeed, what’s holding back countries from realizing the profound and transformational effects that digital technologies are supposed to deliver? Two main reasons. First, nearly 60 percent of the world’s population are still offline and can’t participate in the digital economy in any meaningful way. Second, and more important, the benefits of digital technologies can be offset by growing risks. Startups can disrupt incumbents, but not when vested interests and regulatory uncertainty obstruct competition and the entry of new firms. Employment opportunities may be greater, but not when the labor market is polarized. The internet can be a platform for universal empowerment, but not when it becomes a tool for state control and elite capture. The World Development Report 2016 shows that while the digital revolution has forged ahead, its 'analog complements'--the regulations that promote entry and competition, the skills that enable workers to access and then leverage the new economy, and the institutions that are accountable to citizens--have not kept pace. And when these analog complements to digital investments are absent, the development impact can be disappointing. What, then, should countries do? They should formulate digital development strategies that are much broader than current information and communication technology (ICT) strategies. They should create a policy and institutional environment for technology that fosters the greatest benefits. In short, they need to build a strong analog foundation to deliver digital dividends to everyone, everywhere.