E-Governance is a powerful tool for bringing about change to government processes inthe developing world. E-governance operates at the cross roads between Information andCommunication Technology and government processes, and can be divided into threeoverlapping domains: e-administration, eservices and e-society. In order to be successful,e-governance must be firmly embedded in the existing government processes, must besupported, both politically and technically, by the governments, and must provide userswith reasons to use these on-line domains.E-Government is not just “electronic” government. It is “enabled” government, thegovernment that delivers different and better programs and services. E-Government isabout people: new skill sets, mindsets and leadership approaches. It will transform how public servants work, relate to each other, do business, and engage citizens and others. E-government is a process that requires a sustained commitment of political will, resourcesand engagement among the government, private and public sectors.
E-GOVERNMENT: BANGLADESH PERSPECTIVE
The Digital (or e-) revolution holds the potential tonarrow the differences in the quality of citizen servicesbetween developed and developing countries, andincrease accountability, transparency and efficiency of government in the latter. Bangladesh has madesignificant strides forward in the field of e-Governmentin the past decade, starting with slightly scatteredprojects for internal automation but moving graduallytowards eservices delivery and connected governance.Nevertheless, the country has faced some typicalhurdles faced by developing countries, many of whichcontinue to remain barriers to e-Governmentimplementation. Accountability, transparency,decentralization, administrative reform, andsatisfaction of public service by its clients are keyproblem areas in the present governance system inBangladesh. E-Governance and exploring the potentialrole of IT sector to bring about a radical change toimprove the situation. It’s a narrative study on E-governance in Bangladesh on the basis of Secondaryand Primary data which includes E-governance andDigitalization of Bangladesh, its Objectives, Challenges,Initiatives and Practices.