eGovernment

الإدارة الإلكترونيّة في تونس

مقال ضيف بقلم وليد الطيب – Tunisia e-Government
عرفت الإدارة الإلكترونيّة في تونس تطوّرا يمكن تبويبه ضمن خمسة مراحل أساسيّة، مرحلة أولى تمهيديّة تعلّقت بإدخال الإعلامية داخل الإدارة وأربعة مراحل أخرى تمّ خلالها إرساء الدعائم الأوليّة للإدارة الإلكترونيّة التي خوّلت بدورها تحقيق العديد من الإنجازات في المجال المتجسّمة أساسا في ما تمّ وضعه من خدمات عموميّة على الخط.
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By |February 10th, 2012|eGovernment|0 Comments

Forthcoming Soon: United Nations e-Government Survey 2012

The 2012 version of the United Nations (UN) eGovernment Survey series is about to go out in the coming few days. Over the past few years, this report has gained a growing reputation as the most comprehensive reference for the state of eGovernment programs around the globe.For the UN, the report is a an important tool to promote eGovernment as an enabler for public sector advancement and to the global move towards achieving (or getting closer to) the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). In addition to its assessment of the current status of the eGovernment in each of the covered countries (192 UN member states in 2010), the report offers a review of the rising eGovernment trends and features some of the most important issues and success stories from around the world. The key theme of the 2010 edition was ” Leveraging e-government at a time of financial and economic crisis”.

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By |January 15th, 2012|eGovernment|5 Comments

Emirates eGovernment’s 12 Major Milestones in 2011

In various levels, 2011 was both important and busy year for the eGovernment in UAE. Emirates eGovernment – the entity managing the program – took more strategic steps towards promoting open government and citizen participation practices by launching the open government data sub-portal and launching a government-wide social media usage guidelines. On the organizational side, the General Information Authority (the entity used to handle the eGovernmetn program) was merged with Telecom Regulatory Authority.

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By |December 31st, 2011|eGovernment, Gov 2.0, Open Gov, Social Media|4 Comments

Is a wide ban on using smart devices in Saudi’s public sector the best choice?

The Saudi Gazette recently reported that “Government may ban all its employees from using smartphones and tablets, such as iPhones, iPads, and BlackBerry devices, during working hours after receiving complaints from the public”.

The paper offered no details about the  complaints received but inserted its comment: “It is quite common to find government employees at numerous service-based government agencies answering their mobiles and, in many cases, leaving the office to answer personal calls”.

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By |December 8th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The GCC eGovernment Award: The Winners List

In a festive ceremony in Kuwait this week at inauguration of the GCC eGovernment Conference, the results of the 2nd GCC eGovernment Award were announced. The six GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman , Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE ) had nominated more than 85 applications to the award’s six categories. UAE and Oman have won all the 6 awards (3 for each). Here are the full winners list:

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By |November 17th, 2011|Gov 2.0|2 Comments

A Look at the Smartphone Apps of UAE Government Entities

No visitor to the government exhibition hall at GITEX Technology Week could miss the big iPhone look-alike screen at the entrance of several stands! Like this one at the Ministry of Labor stand: […]

By |November 11th, 2011|Gov 2.0, Social Media|1 Comment

GCC eGovernment Award: Towards a Platform for Collaboration

I’m writing this post from Dubai Airport while waiting for my flight to Kuwait to join the jury sessions of the 2nd GCC eGovernment Award.  The award aims at recognizing the best eGovernment practices in the six Gulf Cooperation Coucnil (GCC) countries: Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Each country has already nominated a list of these practices for the competition and UAE has picked 15 nominations.

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By |October 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|1 Comment

GCC States Take a First Step Towards Open Data

The wave of open data has finally reached the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries where three out of the six countries have launched dedicated open data portals at the national level.

While United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia (SA) dedicated a section for open data within their national portals (http://www.government.ae/web/guest/uae-data and http://bit.ly/jTye5X) respectively, Bahrain […]

By |June 8th, 2011|Open Gov|2 Comments