The United Nations E-Government Development Knowledge Base (UNKB) is a benchmarking tool that provides a comparative assessment for monitoring progress of a country’s E-Government Development from 2003 to 2010. As such it provides an interactive snapshot picture of a country’s E-Government Development in the world.
The UN e-Government survey assesses -almost- annually the eGovernment development of the UN member states according to a quantitative composite index:
- Egovernement development index
- Online service index and its components
- Telecommunications infrastructure index and its components
Egovernement index In 2008
The results of 2008 Survey indicated that governments were moving forward in e-government development around the world. However, given the high demands, progress was slow.
In terms of citizen engagement, the e-participation index indicated a modest upward movement with 189 countries online in 2008 as compared with 179 in 2005.
The United States scored the highest on the e-participation index. This was primarily due to its strength in e-information and e-consultation, which enabled its citizens to be more interactive with their government.
It was closely followed by the Republic of Korea (0.9773), which performed extremely well in the e-consultation assessment, Denmark (0.9318) and France (0.9318) were tied for third place.
In 2010, what changes ?
You can find all results and datas for each index on the UN website.
We’ll soon have more informations on this listing as the whole e-government survey for 2010 is about to be published. Here below is its table of content to be released.
PART I: Leveraging e-government at a time of financial and economic crisis
Chapter 1: Stimulus packages and financial bailouts
Chapter 2: Financial regulation and monitoring
Chapter 3: Public service delivery
PART II: Global e-government readiness
Chapter 4: The state of e-government by region
Chapter 5: The state of e-government by economic grouping
Chapter 6: Access and diversity