Title: Program overview of e-government development within the Eurasian economic union: progress, challenges and prospects

Authors: Lyudmila Vidiasova; Andrei Chugunov; Dmitrii Trutnev

Addresses: Head of Monitoring and Research Department, ITMO University, 197101 St. Petersburg, Kronverksky 49, Russia ' e-Governance Center, ITMO University, 197101 St. Petersburg, Kronverksky 49, Russia ' e-Governance Center, ITMO University, 197101 St. Petersburg, Kronverksky 49, Russia

Abstract: The paper provides an overview of e-government development within the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Taking into consideration, the history and specifics of regional cooperation in terms of post-Soviet Union space, as well as best international practices of ICT innovations in regional blocks, the authors conducted research on the progress, challenges and prospects of e-government development in EEU member countries. The research methodology is based on the three stages of regionalism proposed by Van Langenhove and Costea (2005). From measuring the current e-government progress in contemporary EEU economic regionalism conditions, the authors moved to study the challenges that e-governments are faced with. The prospects of e-government that have created possibilities for foreign policies' integration and coherent development of inter-regional relations are also described. The research methodology combined qualitative and quantitative methods, which allowed a quick identification of a comparative progress in EEU countries using international sources and identifying challenges and prospects through an expert survey.

Keywords: e-government; expert survey; international ranking; post-Soviet countries; EEU; Eurasian Economic Union; national priorities; electronic government; ICT; foreign policy; inter-regional relations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEG.2016.081384

International Journal of Electronic Governance, 2016 Vol.8 No.3, pp.265 - 282

Available online: 28 Dec 2016 *

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