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UNU-IIST Course 1 - Introduction to Electronic Government


Tomasz Janowski, Ph.D.

Center for Electronic Governance

Course Structure: 6 modules

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Course Description

This course is an introduction to electronic government (e-government). Our basic premise that the governments' use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is not an end in itself, certainly not a technical exercise, but a tool to achieve better government. e-Government includes all measures to further this goal with the combination of ICT and the necessary organisational improvement. This definition is the point of departure for the rest of the course that covers: reasons to embrace e-government, challenges to e-government, planning of e-government, front-office and back-office implementations, and the management of e-government projects.

Copyright 2013, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource. Introduction to Electronic Government. (2007, November 28). Retrieved October 28, 2013, from UN University OCW Web site: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Creative Commons License