Title: Organisational structure for the e-government coordination and interoperability framework: a case study of Tunisia

Authors: Hatem Ben Sta

Addresses: Higher Institute of Management, University of Tunis, SMART Lab, 41, Avenue de la Liberté, Cité Bouchoucha, Le Bardo 2000, Tunis, Tunisia

Abstract: A clearly defined institutional framework for e-government planning and implementation is the main precondition for the development of e-services. Usually one of the main tasks of this coordination is to set up an organisational framework enabling planning and implementation of e-government development. The main risks regarding developments of the e-government architecture for e-services in Tunisia are that different technology projects managed by different organisations and regulated by different laws are creating a set of incompatible components of the state information system, which might need extra efforts of system development in the future. This is why the establishment of a clearly defined institutional framework and coordination mechanisms are of utmost importance. Sustainable and interoperable e-service development and data exchange are based on a clear organisational setup for developing and running the systems. The following description intends to provide a framework for the organisational setup in e-government services development and implementation.

Keywords: interoperability framework; interoperability; organisational structure; e-government; e-GIF; e-Government Interoperability Framework; NIF; national e-GIFs.

DOI: 10.1504/EG.2018.089540

Electronic Government, an International Journal, 2018 Vol.14 No.1, pp.51 - 77

Received: 02 Apr 2017
Accepted: 21 May 2017

Published online: 29 Jan 2018 *

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