The eGovernment practice group leads the eTransform Initiative of the World Bank, that aims at helping government leaders to access high quality global expertise, appropriate technologies, efficient processes, and necessary financial resources for designing and implementing transformative projects in developing countries. The Practice Group also partners with the e-Development Thematic Group and other relevant groups to deliver a series of seminars, video conferences and training workshops on e-government/ICT.
The Practice Group provides technical advice and investment support for the design and roll out of e-government solutions and applications. These include strategy, policy, regulatory and legal aspects, institutional frameworks, enterprise architecture and interoperability standards, shared infrastructure and services, training and change management, e-government applications and innovative funding arrangements including public-private partnerships. Support is also provided for project design, implementation and procurement of innovative approaches leveraging ICTs e.g. mobile delivery of public services, cloud computing, and opens data initiatives.
What is e-Government?
“E-Government” refers to the use by government agencies of information technologies (such as Wide Area Networks, the Internet, and mobile computing) that have the ability to transform relations with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government. These technologies can serve a variety of different ends: better delivery of government services to citizens, improved interactions with business and industry, citizen empowerment through access to information, or more efficient government management. The resulting benefits can be less corruption, increased transparency, greater convenience, revenue growth, and/or cost reductions. Learn more about e-Government.