E-government in Saudi Arabia
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This paper explores e-government in Saudi Arabia and the barriers affecting adoption of e-government. The paper reveals that despite favorable workforce demographics which feature well educated and youthful employees, Saudi Arabia has not made significant progress towards the adoption of e-government. The paper also finds that public education, the mitigation of cultural factors and the promotion of e-government could encourage Saudi citizens to utilize e-government. The paper concludes by recommending that studies be undertaken to establish ways through which Saudi citizens can be motivated to use e-government services.
From the Paper:"World governments are recognizing the potential benefits of implementing information and communication technologies to enhance the delivery of information and services to their people. Globally, governments have increasingly sought to adopt electronic government commonly referred to as e-government system. However, these efforts have not been uniform the world over, as some countries have made more profound progress towards this end than others. The desire to boost economic development and achieve higher performance in the public sector has motivated many nations to adopt e-government. In the e-government literature, there has been an emphasis on the unprecedented role e-government initiatives have played by enabling governments to seek more efficient and cost-effective ways of service delivery to meet the needs of the citizens. Further, e-government has assisted in nurturing healthy relationship between governments and their citizens through improved communication. Additionally, incorporation of information technology in the public sector has boosted performance in most government departments(Al-Fakhri, Cropf et al. 2008)
"Towards this endeavor, Saudi Arabia has not been left behind in transition to e-government. The government has established an array of websites for its various departments. This has allowed easy access to government services offered by various government agencies among its citizens. Nevertheless, most of these websites are characterized by inefficiency and lack of up to date information (Al-Fakhri, Cropf et al. 2008)."
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