With governance high on the agenda in Africa, many governments are using information and communications technologies (ICTs) to introduce innovations in their structure, practices and capacities as well as in the ways they use human capital and deliver services to citizens. But the potential for e-governance in Africa remains largely unexploited. Progress requires infrastructure improvement, the enactment of appropriate laws and policies, and capacity and content development.
This book addresses the lack of evidence on ICTs in local governance in Africa. At its heart lies the conviction that ICT can enable local governments to engage citizens to participate in democratic processes and to engage in public sector management so creating socio-economic developments at local and national levels. The book provides a synthesis of the findings and a roadmap to assist government decision makers in implementing and evaluating their own e-local governance projects.
Waema, T.M.; Adera, E.O. (editors). Local Governance and ICTs in Africa - Case Studies and Guidelines for Implementation and Evaluation. Pambazuka Press/IDRC, (2011) 353 pp. ISBN 978–1–55250–518–2 [e-book], 978–0–85749–032–2 [paperback]