E-Governance in Bangladesh

These 2 papers from the Asian Institute of Technology outlines problems faced and possible solutions for e-governance in Bangladesh

Title of paper: E-Governance for Overall Development by Empowering Disadvantaged Communities
Authors: Md. Abdur Rahman, A. H. M. Rezaul Karim, Kazi M. Ahmed and R.M.A.P. Rajatheva
Information and Communication Technology Program, Telecommunications
Program, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), PO Box: 4, Khlongluang,
Pathumthani 12120, Thailand.

E-Governance concept is adopted by most of the developed countries for efficient and good governance. E- Governance may get the supreme priority for a developing country to enhance transparency, alleviate poverty, empowering citizens and create business opportunities. In this paper we have described the prospects of E-Governance for developing countries. Bangladesh has been chosen as a representative of the developing countries. We have analyzed the infrastructure problems for moving towards E-Governance system and suggested the possible solutions for Bangladesh. A new cost effective approach is proposed to connect remote and rural disadvantaged communities to make the E-Governance model successful. Finally, we have recommended the sequence of steps to be performed to move towards E-Governance for the developing countries mostly in South Asian region.


Title of paper: Analyzing E-Governance Models and Proposing a New Model (Comparative Decisive Flow Model) for E-Government in Bangladesh

Authors: A. H. M. Rezaul Karim, R. M. A. P. Rajatheva, Kazi Mahmuda Akhter, Md. Abdur
Rahman and Kazi M. Ahmed
Information and Communication Technology Program, 2,5Telecommunications
Program, Asian Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani
12120, Thailand; Department of Information Science and Technology,
Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Bangladesh is facing a large number of challenges that are typical of developing countries. For the last four years Bangladesh has named as the most corrupted country in the world by Transparency International. All the country men and well wishers from all around the world are asking the government to expand the use of ICT in the public sectors and widening the information flow in order to reduce the corruption. It can offer important benefits such as improved planning and monitoring mechanisms, cost savings through rationalization, and more effective administration and delivery of certain public services and more importantly it can introduce the transparency, which is mandatory to prevent corruption. There are some existing models those are being used in E-Governments in different countries but due to some problems none of these models is matched with Bangladeshi perspective. In this paper we are presenting a new model for E-Government in Bangladeshi perspective.


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