Experiences of E-Government Development Implementation in Developing Countries: Challenges and Solutions

  • Laura Alcaide Muñoz
  • Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar


This book chapter analyses past experiences in the implementation of e-government in developing countries to learn lessons for improving its implementation in the future, which could help to achieve more transparent, participative and democratic societies. To achieve this aim, a systematic review on e-government research has been performed to examine the main limiting factors in e-government implementations. In this sense, we think that a systemic thinking approach is needed to be applied in developing countries to undertake successful e-government implementation. This means acting in three different scopes at the same time: (a) organizational structure and processes; (b) investment in IT infrastructure; and (c) investment in education to make citizens ready to use IT. These findings would help politicians and public managers in developing countries to make efficient decisions when implementing e-government initiatives.



This research was carried out with financial support from the Regional Government of Andalusia (Spain), Department of Innovation, Science and Enterprise (Research project number P11-SEJ-7700).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Alcaide Muñoz
    • 1
  • Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GranadaGranadaSpain

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