The Conference aimed to identify the gaps between planning and implementing e-government in countries in the Asian and Pacific region, particularly in the areas e-customs, e-procurement, and G4C and to devise the ways for closing such gaps.
The Conference was attended by 14 participants from nine countries. It was organized as part of the activities of the ESCAP project entitled “Closing the gap between planning and implementation of e-government”, which is funded by the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI) and has been implemented by Information, Communication and Space Technology Division (ICSTD).
Country representatives made presentations and discussed on the status of e-government development particularly in the applications such as e-customs, e-procurement, G4C and the gaps between planning and implementations of e-government in their respective countries. The Conference discussed further on the status of gaps in the region and the solutions for closing those gaps.
Participating countries have recognized the gaps between planning and implementation of e-customs/e-procurement/G4C in each country; and
Necessities has been raised to establish knowledge networks on e-customs, e-procurement, among G4C among participating countries, to exchange experiences and to build capacity in different applications of e-government at the national and regional levels.