Welcome to the United Nations

Introduction to Electronic Government

This learning material is an introduction to electronic government (e-government). Our basic premise that the governments’ use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is not an end in itself, certainly not a technical exercise, but a tool to achieve better government.

Building a Community of Practice for Electronic Governance

The aim of this learning material is to build a Community of Practice for developing, sharing, and applying concrete solutions for Electronic Governance, with particular focus on developing countries. The material will describe the rationale, objectives, activities and future directions of an example community site.

Good Practices and Innovations in Public Governance

This publication gives 1) overview of UNPSD, who is eligible and how to apply, and highlights key aspects of the selection process; 2) description and brief analysis of the successful practices from UNPSA winners from 2003 to 2011; 3) presents key findings on the positive impact that the UNPSA has on further promoting and sustaining innovation in government among its winners, as well as lessons learned on what makes innovation successful.

Decentralized Governance – Managing equilibrium between centralized and decentralized systems

This online training course contributes to the knowledge and practices of local governance leaders and policy makers especially as they relate to managing equilibrium between centralized and decentralized systems; Responsiveness to people needs through participatory service delivery; Civic engagement, inclusiveness, partnerships and resource mobilization for poverty reduction and local level development; Building cohesive local level communities for a secure and peaceful environment; Developing institutional, structural arrangements, management systems and tools that work.