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    On ekiti's smart governance for development approach - A reflexive account

    Oloniteru, Olutoyin J. and Ojo, Adegboyega (2013) On ekiti's smart governance for development approach - A reflexive account. In: ICEGOV '13: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, October 2013.

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    The impact of Information Technology for Development (ICT4D) and Electronic Governance (EGOV) initiatives are contingent on alignment and integration with Good Governance and related Government Transformational programs. In line with this, the Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria (EKSG) recently unveiled its ICT and Digital Media Strategies with the goal of supporting the Government’s Strategic “8 Point Agenda” and its “Government Transformation Agenda”. Within two years of the implementation of these programmes, the EKSG has continued its transformation from one of the poorest states (in economic terms) in Nigeria to the state with the best ICT4D programmes and online presence in the country. This paper reviews the EKSG’s “Smart Governance for Development Approach” (SmartGov4D) aiming to share the experience and insights into the critical success factors. The paper also provides a self-assessment to guide further refinement and development of these programmes for sustainable impact. An important lesion so far is that technocratic leadership and ability to mobilize industry partnership in addition to focus on transformational government initiatives can enable concrete outcomes in ICT-enabled governance and development initiatives.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Smart Governance in Ekiti; Smart Governance Framework; Transformational Government; Social Media Strategy;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 15870
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    Depositing User: Adegboyega Ojo
    Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2022 14:37
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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