Public sector innovation and e-government

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The OECD and the Swiss Federal IT Steering Unit invite government technology leaders to Bern, Switzerland, in order to advance the global policy agenda on ICT Governance to deliver Public Value.
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Open government data (OGD) is fast becoming a political objective and commitment for many countries. The OECD Open Government Data project aims to progress international efforts on OGD impact assessment.
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The OECD is developing an Observatory of Public Sector Innovation which will systematically collect, categorise, analyse and share innovative practices from across the public sector, via an online interactive database.
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Public Sector Innovation seeks to develop a better understanding of innovative approaches and tools, and their impact on government performance and public service delivery. e-Government explores how governments can best use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to embrace good governance principles and achieve policy goals.


Percentage of citizens using the Internet to interact with public authorities (2010)

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Citizens and businesses increasingly prefer and use digital channels to interact with governments. The online provision of public services increases access and provides greater convenience for users, while reducing costs for all involved, including governments.


For these reasons, governments around the world invest significant resources in the delivery of online services, particularly in the current context of fiscal austerity when they are trying to do more with less. 

 

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"I think we’re at a really interesting place around the role of ICT in government…I always like to look to see where the CIO sits in the org chart – it’s a very ‘old school’ thing to do, but it tells you a lot about how that government understands technology."

 

David Eaves, special guest at the OECD High Level Meeting on e-Government held in Mexico City, chats to GOV 2.0 Radio's John Wells about his reflections inspired by the meeting, and his perspectives on the value of these intergovernmental gatherings to people working in the trenches.

 

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ICT's can improve public sector agility

"An agile government is responsive to the needs of the community it serves, adapting and changing products and processes, in response to broader changes in the environment"

 

Ann Steward
Government Chief Information Officer (Australia) and Chair of the OECD Network on E-Government

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