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Legal framework for implementation of m-government in Ethiopia: best practices and lessons learnt

Frehiwot Woldehanna, Wondwossen Mulugeta, Samuel Getaneh, Mulugeta Debebe

Abstract


Higher penetration of mobile services in many countries, including Ethiopia, makes m-Government an eminent technological option for delivering government services to public and businesses. Although the Ethiopian government has introduced e-government services to the public, the legal framework to support such services is yet to be ratified. The absence of such a ratified legal framework is one of the reasons for the delay in implementing the intended government services via m-government. In this paper, a situation analysis of the Ethiopia case and the experiences of other countries including Korea, the leading example in m-Government, are reviewed to analyze the existing situation in Ethiopia. The objective of the thematic research which is to recommend the necessary amendments for the legal framework developed for e-Government initiatives.

Keywords: m-Government, e-Government, e-Services, Legal Framework, G2C, G2B




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