E-Government comes to the fore

A few developments appear to be bubbling up in E-Government, starting with the Adam Smith Institute publishing a report critical of UK efforts to date:

“The UK’s e-government strategy is fragmented and producer driven, says Andrew Lomas, and will never deliver its full potential benefits to the public. By contrast, tiny Estonia has re-thought its government systems around the new technology – resulting in much higher online access to government services and great public satisfaction.” It calls for an IT minister to be given Cabinet level status.

Secondly, I understand that Tony Blair is going to grasp the E-Government nettle this month and launch a major policy initiative.

Of course all this gets covered in comprehensive detail in William Heath’s www.idealgovernment.com/ site.