E-Government in Romania – a Case Study

2020 Journal of E-Government Studies and Best Practices  
Continuous development of digital communication systems has led to restructuring the information systems into ever cheaper, interconnectable and globally accessible entities, thus allowing individuals to turn towards the so-called e-Government (or electronic government). The government is an institution that fulfills critical needs of society; at some point every citizen has to interact with it. This paper reviews the general picture of the e-Government, with focuses on specific strategies and
more » ... eatures of the Romanian electronic government approach, while proposing suggestions and solutions for developing each of them. Electronic government involves the adoption of information and communications technology (ICT) into government functions and procedures, with the goal of increasing efficiency, transparency and participation of citizens in the public life. Therefore, in order for a society to function well, a well-oiled electronic government is necessary. Electronic government uses ICT as a support tool for developing a good government. Proper application of e-Government allows increasing efficiency for governing tasks, improving processes and procedures, increasing quality of public services, improving the use of information in decision making processes and improving communication between various government entities. Through electronic government, municipalities have direct interaction with the citizens. The relation between municipalities and citizens is unavoidable, in terms of; commercial records of corporations, registrations of motor vehicles or enlisting a child into a school,all these require the citizens to interact with state authorities. The goal of e-government is to create a new dynamic relation between governments and citizens; a cycle that will become simpler and more inclusive for them.
doi:10.5171/2020.608643 fatcat:7b23islk2jg5vfs4phm62ywjbu