As the diffusion of ICTs increases, governments around the world are rolling out e-government plans and projects to enhance service delivery to the public through the use of ICTs. In many jurisdictions, both the financial and technical means available to government are limited. This constrains the ability of governments to deliver the benefits of e-government to everyone. However, there are significant pools of funds and expertise that the public sector can tap to deliver its obligations to deliver the highest level of public service at a reasonable cost. This module discusses these alternative funding options for ICT for development (ICTD) and e-government projects. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are highlighted as a particularly useful funding option for ICT-based services and e-government initiatives in developing countries.
2nd Jun 2009