Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Canada Ranks Fifth in Brookings E-Government Report

According to a recent study by the Washington-based Brookings Institution, Canada came in fifth in terms of overall e-government performance. The study looked at 198 countries of the world.

South Korea came in first.

The study conducted this summer examined 18 different features of 1,667 national government websites.

Points were awarded to each website for the presence of the following features: publications, databases, audio clips, video clips, foreign language access, not having ads, not having premium fees, not having user fees, disability access, having privacy policies, security policies, allowing digital signatures on transactions, an option to pay via credit cards, email contact information, areas to post comments, option for email updates, option for website personalization and PDA accessibility.


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posted by Michel-Adrien at 12:49 pm


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