E-Government for Development Initiative

Details of the organization
Technical Unit e-Government for Development, Presidency of Council of Ministers
Italy
Governments
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: No
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: No

Information about the project
E-Government for Development Initiative
The "e-Government for Development" Initiative, carried out by the Government of Italy, implements concrete e-Government projects in Developing Countries and countries with economies in transition with the aim of: i. improving the efficiency and transparency of public administrations, thus promoting social and economic development and strengthen-ing good governance, ii. reducing public administration running costs, iii. promoting an economic environment capable of attracting public and private foreign investments, iv. bridging the Digital Divide by contributing to the uptake of ICT by citizens and businesses. In its first year of activity, the Technical Unit started putting the Initiative into practice and mobilising financial resources and expertise needed for projects in South East Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Technical Unit co-ordinates the implementation of the programme together with repre-sentatives of the Governments of the beneficiary states, international organisations and various Italian government offices
International implementation
Ongoing from to 
World Bank, UNDP, Inter-American Development Bank, Development Gateway Foundation.

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* International and regional cooperation
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No