Conception, development and implementation of an e-Government maturity model in public agencies

Gonzalo Valdés, Mauricio Solar, Hernán Astudillo, Marcelo Iribarren, Gastón Concha, Marcello Visconti
2011 Government Information Quarterly  
Governments worldwide are encouraging public agencies to join e-Government initiatives in order to provide better services to their citizens and businesses; hence, methods of evaluating the readiness of individual public agencies to execute specific e-Government programs and directives are a key ingredient in the successful expansion of e-Government. To satisfy this need, a model called the eGovernment Maturity Model (eGov-MM) was developed, integrating the assessment of technological,
more » ... ional, operational, and human capital capabilities, under a multi-dimensional, holistic, and evolutionary approach. The model is strongly supported by international best practices, and provides tuning mechanisms to enable its alignment with nation-wide directives on e-Government. This article describes how the model was conceived, designed, developed, field tested by expert public officials from several government agencies, and finally applied to a selection of 30 public agencies in Chile, generating the first formal measurements, assessments, and rankings of their readiness for e-Government. The implementation of the model also provided several recommendations to policymakers at the national and agency levels.
doi:10.1016/j.giq.2010.04.007 fatcat:xvofnqzxlnahplvbm3xfseawqm