Digital Government Initiatives in Balochistan: a case study

Arfeen, Irfanullah and Meyerhoff Nielsen, Morten, "Digital Government Initiatives in Balochistan: a case study" 9th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2017), Lahore, 2017/11/16-19.

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    Author Arfeen, Irfanullah
    Meyerhoff Nielsen, Morten
    Title Digital Government Initiatives in Balochistan: a case study
    Event Series Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD)
    Publication Date 2017-11
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher ACM Press
    Pages 5
    Title of Event 9th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2017)
    Date of Event 2017/11/16-19
    Place of Event Lahore
    Language eng
    Abstract This research study 1 aims to analyse the digital government initiatives in Balochistan. The study finds that there is a lack of e-readiness even if public sector officials are willing to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to enhance their performance. In Balochistan, political, social and economic instability are found to be the main barriers to digital government initiatives. Digital government projects are initiated but generally end in failures. The federal government and international donor agencies are often hampered in their efforts to roll-out any ICT infrastructure or educational projects in Balochistan due to the small minority of separatists who have control of vast arrays of land in this region. This research constitutes an important contribution towards ICT for Development in general, and particularly in the context of Pakistan. This paper is based on case study research with special focus of ICT development in Balochistan province, the largest of the four provinces in Pakistan, which is located in a strategic position and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran. Findings may help improve ICT projects success rates.
    Keyword Balochistan
    citizens
    digital government
    ICT
    officials
    policy
    Copyright Holder ACM Press
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9781450352772
    DOI 10.1145/3136560.3136592
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