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From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:10:23 +0100
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To: "eGov IG (Public)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>

a while back I posted a note on Dow Jones (behind firewall, for subscribers
only I am afraid) about the work of this group, see below.Does thi group
have a'in the media' section where this distribution
should be posted to?

If people send me their write ups, cases, stories, plans,dreams and
nightmares regarding e-gov
(also including their bylines if they want to be credited as authors of the

I am interested in cases, strategies, technologies, stories, anything
the world can lean from.



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E-Government, Standards, Policy and Investment: Toward Sustainable

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29 February 2012

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   Economic pressures, social tensions, global competition, tremendous
development needs, call into question the generic approaches to the
investment of public funds into information and communication technologies
(ICT), for instance into building a national broadband infrastructure,
developing electronic public services, connecting government institutions
to the internet and to each other.

Many governments are still deciding on ICT investment by attempting to
raise the general "maturity" of electronic public services. However, today
the public expects investment in ICT to directly support policy and
development goals in health, education, economy, environment, governance,
security and other sectors, while taking into account specific local
conditions and priorities. Citizens and taxpayers generally expect public
funds to create public value, such as advancing policy objectives that
reflect local needs. Thus the local policy context, reflecting the needs of
citizens, should determine the provision of electronic public services, and
not an abstract"maturity" concept.

Tomasz Janowski Senior Research Fellow and Head of the UNU-IIST Center for
Electronic Governance, part of United Nations University, presented in
February a teleconference seminar on "Policy-Driven E-Government. A Context
for E-Government at W3C?" for the members of the e-Government Interest
Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). During the seminar, Dr.
Janowski introduced the concept of Policy-Driven e-Government using the
example of Sustainable Development - the development that meets the needs
of the present generation without compromising the ability of the future
generations to meet their own needs - as the policy driver for E-Government.

He also proposed a general development framework for policy-driven
E-Government by locating a typical policy cycle (from planning and design,
through implementation and operation, to monitoring and
institutionalization, etc.) in a larger value framework to represent the
set of policy objectives E-Government is expected to attain. The framework
prescribes a series of activities involved in planning, designing,
implementing, operating and sustaining e-Government programs, using policy
objectives (e.g. those related to Sustainable Development) to inform and
guide program decisions.

At a time when many online communities are looking for viable models of
self governance, a sustainable development framework could be a useful
example to test and evaluate for the wider egovernance community of

W3C is the main international standards organization for the World Wide
Web, founded by Tim Berners-Lee at MIT. The mission of the W3C eGovernment
Interest Group is to build and strengthen the community of people who use
or promote the use of W3C technologies to improve the working of
government, including essential areas of technology and related policy

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