Study of County Level Government’s E-Government Efficiency Evaluation in Sichuan Province Based on DEA

  • Yu LiuEmail author
  • Jiawei Liu
  • Zhaohui Zhang
  • Liangqing Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)


The county government plays a fundamental role in the Chinese governance. The e-government system of it can directly reflect the quality and efficiency of its service. Thus, it’s significant to evaluate the efficiency of the e-government at county level. Nowadays, there’re plenty of methods to do this kind of evaluation. This paper mainly uses principal component analysis to establish the index system, and adopts the CCR and BCC models, two of the data envelopment analysis DEA, to reflect the current input and output efficiency of 147 counties’ e-government in Sichuan Province. The analysis reveals that most of the e-governments’ comprehensive efficiency, technical efficiency and scale efficiency are non-DEA effective in county level governments of Sichuan Province, and the differences in development among them are quite distinctive. What’s more, the local governments’ information department should embark on improving their investment scale and technical efficiency in order to enhance the efficiency of e-government.


E-government County government Data envelopment analysis Efficiency 



We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the reviewers for their insightful comments, which have greatly aided us improving the quality of the paper. This research was supported by the Soft Science Research Project of Chengdu (Grant 2016-RK00-00041-ZF).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jiawei Liu
    • 1
  • Zhaohui Zhang
    • 1
  • Liangqing Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Political Science and Public AdministrationUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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