ITU-D Programme 3 has undertaken
studies regarding e-government applications, including modern
systems for access to and payment for services, in collaboration
and partnership with the private sector and other UN
organizations. To take advantage of the potential benefits of
e-government applications, developing countries1 require
information on strategies, best practices, sources of expertise
and financial support, as well as on the type of e-government
applications and technological platforms that would provide the
most benefits to their citizens, based on the country’s needs
and current capabilities.
2 Question for study
Evaluation of progress in e-government
activities in the world and identification of areas with the
highest value for developing countries, including the use of
mobile and wireless platforms for the provision and payment of
services in rural and remote areas.
3 Expected output
Annual progress reports containing any
guidelines and any lessons learned on e-government related
activities in developed and developing countries1, with special
attention to the use of mobile and wireless platforms for the
provision and payment of services in rural and remote areas.
Yearly report prepared by the BDT
focal point on e-government (Programme 3).
This Question has been requested by
ITU-D Study Group 2, as a follow-up to the previous Question
adopted by WTDC-02 and WTDC-06.
6 Sources of input
Progress on study of the Questions
relevant to this issue (authentication, secrecy, etc.) by
relevant ITU-T study groups (e.g. SGs 13, 17).
Progress of the BDT initiatives
with other UN organizations and the private sector on
e-government services and applications, with emphasis on the
participation of developing countries.
Progress on any other relevant
activity carried out by the ITU General Secretariat or BDT.
Progress reports and case studies
from Member States and Sector Members on initiatives,
applications or technologies developed that could be of use
for the provision of e-government applications.
7 Target audience
a) Target audience
regulators, service providers/operators, manufacturers and other
methods for the implementation of the results
regulators will take the yearly output in order to adapt their
national policies to foster the application of e-government
8 Proposed methods of
handling the Question
Within Study Group 2.
10 Other relevant
To be identified later during the life
of this revised Question.
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1 This includes least developed
countries (LDCs), small island developing states (SIDS),
landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and countries with
economies in transition.