International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss


A Review of E-Government Readiness in India and the UAE
Jamal A Farooquie

Benefits of e-government are many. Not only the citizens of a country receive a quality service and empowerment, but the government and other stakeholders are also benefited by adoption of an e-government system. The present paper investigates the e-government readiness scenario in India and UAE vis-à-vis other countries in Asia. The study is based on the e-government surveys conducted by the United Nations. Despite its various projects and policies concentrating on implementation of the information and communication technology, the Indian scenario of e-governance has not been up to the mark when compared with other countries in the region. The UAE, however, seems to be performing well above the world’s average. The study further finds that the economic structure of a country also matters in its e-government readiness.

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