E-Governance and the ‘Developing’ Countries: Conceptual and Theoretical Explorations

  • Chetan B. Singai
Conference paper


This chapter proposes to explain what is meant by e-governance. It starts with a definition of e-governance and then presents a general e-governance model and several case studies and examples. Technology aspects are discussed, followed by a SWOT (strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats) analysis on e-governance in developing countries particularly focusing on India.

The implementation and use of information communication technologies (ICTs) solutions can support governance reforms, in a particular context. Considering series of reforms in governance across the globe has led to certain diversity (contextually) in the conceptual understanding of e-governance and also its implementation. Such diversity mandates some sort of theoretical discussion. Internationally, most countries are in the early stages of conceptualizing and implementing e-governance.


Good Governance Digital Divide Information Communication Technology Swot Analysis Public Sector Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research ScholarNational Institute of Advanced StudiesBengaluruIndia

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