The Knowledge Sharing Series intends to help bridge the knowledge divide on how ICTs can be used for social and economic development, and ultimately help bridge the digital and development divide. Each issue in the series focuses on a specific ICTD theme, programme or project, and offers an end-to-end road map that can help policymakers in their planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes.

This fourth issue highlights the importance of developing an enterprise architecture for government to deal with rapid changes in society, particularly the swift advances in ICTs. This issue introduces the key principles and methods for developing enterprise architecture, and provides a step-by step guide on how to initiate the process and who to involve. The issue also draws attention to good practices and potential pitfalls in enterprise architecture.