ICT Development and Regional Governments Transparency in Indonesia: Some Issues and Prospects
EROPA 2011, Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration, 23rd General Assembly and Conference, October 2011
12 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2013
Date Written: October 23, 2011
ICT Development through E-Government is believed to assist in increasing the transparency of government. According to Bhatnagar (2009, 54), e-government systems can lead to greater transparency if the right procedures are in place; e-government can make financial or administrative transactions traceable and open to challenge by citizens. Those responsible for particular decisions or activities can be readily identified. By providing enhanced accounting, monitoring and auditing systems, e-government applications can ensure that public finances are fully open to senior managerial and external scrutiny. As the possibility of exposure of wrong doing get enhanced, the fear of consequent embarrassment can be a deterrent to corrupt practices. With reference to the opinion from Bhatnagar, this paper tries to understand the extent of ICT Development through E-Government in Indonesia, especially those implemented by the regional governments to increase transparency in the implementation of government at the local level. By using literature studies and observations of a number of regional government portals, this paper also tries to describe a number of issues and prospects faced in improving the transparency of regional governments through the implementation of e-government.
Keywords: ICT development, e-government, regional governments, transparency
JEL Classification: O38, R50, R58
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