Global E-Government, 2006


West, D. (2006). Global E-Government, 2006. Providence: InsidePolitics. Retrieved August 18, 2006 from

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Type of work: Report


e-Administration | e-Government


In this report, I present the sixth annual update on global e-government. Using an analysis of 1,782 government websites in 198 different nations undertaken during Summer, 2006, I investigate electronic government. Among the significant findings of the research are:
1) 29 percent of government websites offer services that are fully executable online, up from 19 percent last year.
2) 94 percent of websites this year provide access to publications and 72 percent have links to databases.
3) 26 percent (up from 18 percent in 2005) show privacy policies, while 14 percent have security policies (up from 10 percent in 2005).
4) 23 percent of government websites have some form of disability access, meaning access for persons with disabilities, up from 19 percent in 2005.
5) Countries vary enormously in their overall e-government performance based on our analysis. The most highly ranked nations include South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, the United States, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Germany, Japan, and Spain.