E-Government Challenges in Romania
18 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2013
Date Written: March 14, 2013
This article attempts to present the main challenges of e-government in a reforming country as Romania and the related barriers which comes when trying to implement it. E-government is not a tool limited to richer countries, even if some of the most innovative uses of the Internet in governance are appearing in the developing world. I will examine here the reasons for citizens to still pay tribute to the old traditional methods of service delivery instead of these new electronic ways like e-Tax, e-Vote, e-Market, e-Procurement, etc. Existing studies of e-government concentrate on the supply-side by focusing on the availability and level of sophistication of online services and usage. But there may be also a problem of citizens acceptance, of citizens level of knowledge when comes to ITC, focusing in the evolution of ITC in Romania and how this may affect the absorption of the new electronic services delivered to citizens by the government.
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