Title: Assessment of the outcomes of e-government for good governance: a case of the Land Management Information System in Mozambique

Authors: Gertrudes Macueve

Addresses: Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Informatics (IFI), University of Oslo, Building: Forskningsparken 2, Office: Room 2152, P.O. Box 1080 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway

Abstract: Enhancement of good governance is one of the opportunities that e-government systems can offer. Based on a study of the implementation of the Land Management Information System (LMIS) in Mozambique, this paper analyses the outcomes of this system in relation to the principles of good governance as described in the framework of the United Nations for Development Framework (UNDP). The analysis shows the existence of a big gap between the discourse and practice of e-government for good governance in the context of developing countries. The paper explores the implications for practitioners regarding the implementation and assessment of e-government initiatives for good governance in the context of developing countries.

Keywords: e-government; good governance; development; LMIS; land management information systems; participation; responsiveness; effectiveness; Mozambique; electronic government; developing countries.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEG.2008.022067

International Journal of Electronic Governance, 2008 Vol.1 No.4, pp.363 - 384

Published online: 17 Dec 2008 *

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