Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE e-Government - Policy and Implementation

UM LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course

MQF LEVEL Not Applicable


DEPARTMENT Computer Information Systems


The developing information society and economy leverages information and communications technology to improve the living and working conditions of all citizens. Governments have been slower than the private sector to realize the potential of this medium but have now recognized its importance. Various countries have embarked on e-Government initiatives that facilitate the proliferation of e-Democracy through the use of internet-based service delivery.

The module will provide a practical understanding of the various policy, implementation and outsourcing aspects of e-Government.

The general methodologies for planning and managing e-Government projects from the perspectives of Government and public sector mangers, IS/IT mangers, and private sector firms partnering in e-Government projects will be examined.


Background to Public Strategy Analysis. Outline of Business and Information Technology Planning. Key concepts of Information Society and Economy.

e-Government Policy Formulation and Planning:
Vision and Mission of E-Government. Principles of e-Government strategy. Implications of Public Private Partnerships and the project roles in the e-Government framework. Comparative case study of e-Government policy frameworks.

e-Government Policy Implementation:
Development of Portal architecture. Security issues and the need for a certification authority. Delivery channels and service delivery. Capacity building and Business Process Re-engineering. e-Government Service branding and communications strategy. e-Government financing. Comparative case study of e-Government implementation and programme structures. Post-implementation review.

Reading List

- D.Holmes E-Government: E-business strategies for Government Bradley Publishings
- K.Bacon et Al E-Government: The Blueprint J.Wiley and Sons


Assessment Component/s Sept. Asst Session Weighting
Assignment Yes 25%
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 75%

LECTURER/S Alan Attard
Albert Leone Ganado
Derrick Pisani
Christopher Porter


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