News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 93 on 18 January 2002

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E-GOVERNMENT SPECIAL - DOES IT EXIST IN AFRICA AND WHAT CAN IT DO?

18 January 2002

Government forms such a large part of many countries’ economies in Africa and therefore it is hardly surprising that there is an enormous level of interest in e-government. It has the potential to make processes more open, less corrupt and more efficient. In a continent in which functional government tends to be the exception rather than the rule, there is an understandable degree of scepticism.   In this special issue we present several different viewpoints. Richard Heeks looks at examples of what has already been done and how best to approach the task. Edward Addo-Dankwa describes a government led, agricultural,…