Evaluation and Metrics of E-Government

Evaluation and Metrics of E-Government

Author: 
Delopoulos, Haroula N.
Place: 
Hershey, PA
Publisher: 
IGI Global
Date published: 
2013
Editor: 
Mahmood, Zaigham
Journal Title: 
Developing E-Government Projects
Source: 
Developing E-Government Projects
Subject: 
Abstract: 

This chapter discusses EU methodologies used for the evaluation of a number of e-government related strategies including: Action Plan e-Europe 2002, Action Plan e-Europe 2005, the Strategic Framework i2010 as well as the Digital Agenda 2020. It highlights differences and similarities between these plans. It is suggested that Europe should not focus mainly on the supply side (track availability and sophistication), but should also investigate indicators that might directly affect the eGovernment adoption. To this end, we have searched Eurostat Database in order to demonstrate some of the eGovernment evaluation metrics that affect the use and availability of eGovernment (eGov) in European Union concerning individuals and enterprises. We processed the row data and estimated the annual average and the annual average change of eighteen eGovernment indicators for the years 2005-2010. Furthermore, the chapter determines whether or not some of the targets of Digital Agenda 2020 will be accomplished by stated 2015. The author's estimates are based according to existing trends to determine how these indicators will affect, if nothing changes, in or by 2015.

Series: 
Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development

CITATION: Delopoulos, Haroula N.. Evaluation and Metrics of E-Government edited by Mahmood, Zaigham . Hershey, PA : IGI Global , 2013. Developing E-Government Projects - Available at: http://library.au.int/evaluation-and-metrics-e-government