Posts Tagged: E-governance

The Future of e-Gov: Connected e-Governance

Mills Davis‘ Semantic Technologies session presentation, at today’s Gov 2.0 Unconference, is compelling, to say the least. It illustrates where the web is going, with respect to e-Gov and Web 3.0 (and onwards). Fasten your seat belts, folks. What is the role of cloud computing, web 2.0, and web 3.0 semantic technologies in the coming… Read more »

When Desperate Times Call for Participatory Measures

41 U.S. states currently face budget gaps, and judging by the forecasts of even the most optimistic specialists, such a situation is far from being substantially changed in the near future. In this context, it is particularly interesting to highlight the few ICT mediated initiatives that are starting to take place at the subnational (state)… Read more »

Multi-Channel Participatory Budgeting

Following a series of posts about Participatory Budgeting (PB), I would like to describe an experiment in the coordination of which I had the pleasure to participate, which took place in the framework of the e-AGORA project (co-financed by the European Commission) in the city of Ipatinga, Brazil. Prior to 2001, community leaders of the… Read more »

e-Participatory Budgeting: the Belo Horizonte case

This post is based on a paper of mine published by the Electronic Democracy Centre (Zurich University) about the experience of the e-Participatory Budgeting of the city of Belo Horizonte. In part 1 of this post I use extracts from a short article by Dan Jellinek (Headstar) and myself that aimed to present a summary… Read more »

Participatory Budgeting and e-Democracy (Part 1)

(note: originally posted at theConnectedRepublic.org) Participatory Budgeting (PB) can be broadly defined as the participation of citizens in the decision-making process of budget allocation and monitoring public spending. Participation may take various forms, from effective decision-making power in the allocation of resources to more modest initiatives that confer voice during the development of the budget…. Read more »

Barack Obama’s Agenda for E-governance: Open Government is Its Main Plank But What About the Roadblocks?

Barack Obama’s Agenda for E-governance: Open Government is Its Main Plank But What About the Roadblocks? by Dr D.C.Misra* All eyes are on the U.S.President-elect Barack Obama, who will assume the charge of his office on January 20, 2009. He has also set an ambitious agenda for e-governance. Obama has very successfully used information technology… Read more »