• Amita Singh


The present chapter is a summary of the book which is a comparative study of selected countries in the Asia Pacific. In South Asia it selects India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan; in Southeast Asia three countries Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines; in East Asia, South Korea and China; and lastly from the Pacific, only one country Australia has been selected for analysis. These countries have been selected on the basis of interaction with researchers and academia working on e-governance issues and the experience through NAPSIPAG (Network of Asia Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance is the only non-West governance research network presently located at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU, New Delhi. It was originally launched by ADB at INTAN, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) travels and communication with country administrators and departments of e-governance. The study has navigated through the efforts of technological determinists in governance to democrats who prefer a decentralised structure of e-governance. In conclusion, the book suggests that e-governance is the nature of governance in times to come and countries which are making holistic efforts and possess a knowledgeable and firm leader to direct the course of events and investments would achieve sustainable development and economic progress.


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  • Amita Singh
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  1. 1.Centre for the Study of Law and GovernanceJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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