Latest CCEG Research Papers The Commonwealth Centre for e-Governance
The Roadmap to e-Governance Implementation: Selected Perspectives by Rogers W'O Okot-Uma, Vice-Chair, Commonwealth Centre for e-Governance
This second paper by our guest author is the result of the lessons of experience he has accumulated over a period of more than 10 years in the conceptualization and implementation of e-Governance and e-Strategy projects in developing countries of Africa, the Caribbean and Asia/Pacific. The article effectively and cogently reduces the concepts of the paper to a simple and readable series of ‘what-to-do’ policy-oriented initiatives what in the real world of public service reform is an otherwise complex, uncharted enterprise. Though presented in what appears to be ‘clinical’ in nature, the core of the article is representative of years of perceived good practice in e-Governance implementation. The author Rogers W’O Okot-Uma is an Independent governance Adviser affiliated to the Commonwealth Informatics Resources, London, and formerly Chief Programme Officer, Informatics, at the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Building Cyberlaw Capacity for eGovernance: Technology Perspectives
This paper on cyberlaws has been researched and written by Rogers W'O Okot-Uma (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is an Independent e-Governance Advisor in London, UK and the Vice-Chair and cofounder of the Commonwealth Centre for e-Governance and the former Chief Programme Officer (Informatics) at the Commonwealth Secretariat. This paper is an abridged definitive conceptual framework presented for Electronic Governance (eGovernance). The framework relies on the time-proven principle of introducing a concept by progressing from the ‘known’ to the ‘unknown’. It takes note of the need to define Electronic Governance from the more well-known concept of Good Governance that predates it. The framework is informed by the author’s several years of experience in an advisory role in the concepts, planning and implementation of eGovernance in Commonwealth member countries.
SECURITY vs. PRIVACY: Updating the Issues (October 2004)
Security Vs Privacy: Update of the Issues, is a continuation of a paper written in 2003 on security issues and the impacts on privacy. This paper looks at a number of technology initiatives to enhance security. This has raised number privacy issues in countries such as the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Read as PDF document. Read as Word document.
Links to the associated SECURITY vs. PRIVACY papers are on the following web page.
E-Government: The Digital Divide and Information Sharing: Examining the Issues (July 2004)
This is the seventh in a series of reports assessing international developments in the policies and public administration issues now driving e-government and e-governance. This paper addresses two key issues relevant to the evolution of e-government: information sharing and the digital divide in developed countries. click here
e-Democracy Seminar Report, Brussels
This Report is an overview of a two day seminar in Brussels, February 12 and 13, 2004, on E-democracy organized by the eGov unit of the Information Society Directorate-General of the European Commission. The focus of the seminar was how good policies, effective legislation, wide citizen participation, cooperation between governments, legislative assemblies and outside groups, such as NGOs and the citizen at large, and information and communication technologies can reinforce and strengthen democracy. This Report was prepared by Thomas B. Riley, who was a Rapporteur at the seminar. Read the PDF document
SECURITY vs. PRIVACY: STRIKING THE BALANCE (December 2003)
A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CANADA, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE UNITED STATES
The implementation of anti-terrorism and security laws in the past three years has been the subject of this study. The paper assesses the overall changes and amendments to legislation, and new regulations, made by governments in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada, and what impacts the new legal and policy environment is having on privacy. This paper covers up to December 2003. An updated paper will be made available later this year. Read as PDF document. Read as Word document.
Released March 2004:
A Report on Security and Laws Privacy Seminar and Roundtable, October 2003
This report is the outcome of two events in October 2003 on a common topic: Security and Privacy Laws – Striking the Balance. The first was held in public, a one-day seminar organized by the Commonwealth Centre for Electronic Governance in Ottawa on October 20, 2003 and a follow up Roundtable the following day.
This report seeks to capture some of the more compelling points from the two discussions. It presents the public policy agenda that arises from striking a balance between legislation that attempts to protect the security interests of the Canadian state and of Canadians collectively and other legislation that aims to protect the privacy and rights of individuals. Read the PDF document
THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE CITIZEN IN THE E-GOVERNANCE & E-DEMOCRACY EQUATION
This new publication from CCEG is entitled: The Changing Role of the Citizen in the E-Governance and E-Democracy equation. This is the completed thesis of Cathia Gilbert Riley, Research Fellow for the Commonwealth Centre for Electronic Governance, for her MA in legal Studies. click here
INTERNATIONAL TRACKING SURVEY REPORTS: 2003
INTERNATIONAL TRACKING SURVEY REPORT ‘03: NUMBER FIVE .pdf .doc
E-GOVERNANCE TO E-DEMOCRACY:
EXAMINING THE EVOLUTION (2003)
This is the Final paper in a series of five reports assessing international developments in the policies and public administration issues now driving e-government, e-governance and e-democracy. As e-government principles and practices have been applied in the past few years it has been clear that fundamental governance issues determine the workability of the application of e-services delivery and e-programs. This fifth report addresses the evolution of e-governance to e-democracy in our growing global information society. Read as PDF. Read as Word document
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INTERNATIONAL TRACKING SURVEY REPORT ‘03: NUMBER FOUR
E-GOVERNMENT vs. E-GOVERNANCE:
EXAMINING THE DIFFERENCES IN A CHANGING PUBLIC SECTOR CLIMATE (2003)
This is the fourth in a series of five reports assessing international developments in the policies and public administration issues now driving e-government and e-governance. This report addresses the differences between e-government and e-governance in our growing global information society.
The French version is also available on this site.
INTERNATIONAL TRACKING SURVEY REPORT '03: NUMBER THREE
THE INFORMATION SOCIETY: THE ROLE OF INFORMATION IN THE EMERGING
GLOBAL E-GOVERNMENT, E-GOVERNANCE AND E-DEMOCRACY ENVIRONMENTS (2003)
This third report in our 2003 series on information policies and e-governance, e-government and e-democracy, addresses the nature of government information in a growing global information society and how applications of information distribution can better assist the public in contributing effectively to the knowledge society. Thus, the third report in this series assesses the pivotal role that information is taking in e-government and why governments are starting to look at ways to distribute wider amounts of information to the public. These reports represent guidelines for policy implementations for e-government that can be used by governments, whether they are developed or developing countries.
The French version is also available on this site.
INTERNATIONAL TRACKING SURVEY REPORT '03: NUMBER TWO
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY (2003)
This is the second in the series five policy papers and their relation to e-government. Research for this paper has shown that the application of Knowledge Management is beginning to grow within many government departments. This paper explores the growing subject matter and offers some case examples. A French translation of this paper can be found here.
INTERNATIONAL TRACKING SURVEY REPORT '03: NUMBER ONE
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND e-GOVERNMENT (2003)
This Report on the relationship of Information Management to e-Government is the first of a series of five International Tracking Survey Reports. The next four Reports, to be released over the next four months, deal with Knowledge Management, the Information Society and the relationship of E-government to E-democracy. The Final report in the series will be on the evolution of e-democracy and online consultations. A French translation of this paper can also be found here.
Paper by guest contributor Stanislaw (Stan) Skrzeszewski on E-Republics - A Model for Global, Open-System Governance
Previous CCEG Papers
CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND E-GOVERNANCE AND INTERNATIONAL PRIVACY ISSUES AND THE RELATIONSHIP T0 E-GOVERNMENT (2002)
International Tracking Survey Report for 2002: Report Number One
International Tracking Survey Report for 2002: Report Number Two
International Tracking Survey Report for 2002: Report Number Three
2002 International Tracking Survey Final Report released January 2003
Electronic Governance and Electronic Democracy: Living and Working in the Connected World
Tools for The Knowledge Economy: An Overview
Tools for The Knowledge Economy: An Overview (PDF 1,015KB)
Electronic Governance Living and Working in the Wired World - The Lessons of Experience.