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E-Government in Bangladesh: Progress, Problems, Promises

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept of Mass Communication and Journalism University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 10, Issue (2), Pages 5-15, April,14 (2021)


The application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by the government to deliver various services to the public, to ensure citizens better access to public information, to simplify and ameliorate the process of governance refers as e-Government. Developing countries taking inspiration from developed nations success in streamlining governance through e-Government, trying to adapt and replicate initiatives. Bangladesh ranks high among these aspiring nations. Nonetheless, there are hordes of predicaments that impede the effective execution of e-government in Bangladesh. This article relied on archival analysis of relevant laws, policy documents and academic papers on the issue and drawn conclusions based on these. It presented the concept of e-Government; discussed benefits to gain, barriers to face and probable road ahead for developing countries with special focus on Bangladesh. From the appraisal of existing programmes it is detected that e-Government holds many prospects for Bangladesh. If implemented properly it will enhance competence, increase transparency and will augment socio-economic development.


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