Cost-Benefit Analysis of eGovernment Investments
Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
The positive results
and the hype of e-Government in developed countries have determined
many governments in developing countries to launch similar initiatives.
But these initiatives are not always based on economic soundness
– instead they are fueled by lobby groups, pride or international
pressure. As countries consider launching e-Government projects,
they need to assess their timeliness and economic value. Hundreds
of millions of dollars are spent on such projects, so performing
a cost-benefit analysis of these investments is crucial.