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Bringing Government into the 21st Century: The Korean Digital Governance Experience

Institutional and Managerial Dimensions of Digital Government Development in the Republic of Korea

Kim, Soonhee / Choi, Chang Yong(Author)

Abstract

Suggests that the evolvement of e-government development in Korea implies a transformation requiring a high degree of political willingness and commitment to support the national agenda of e-government under a long-term strategy of development. The e-government system was initiated in Korea for two reasons: (1) to reform the civil service and improve transparency in government; and (2) to shift the economic paradigm from an industrial-based growth economy to a knowledge-based economy and an information-based society, through technology. The path taken by Korea in its e-government development shows the importance of three critical factors: establishing institutions and laws at an early stage; having long-term presidential leadership; and putting in place appropriate mechanisms. Specific strategies include securing financial resources; focusing on improved services; ensuring collaboration and coordination; demonstrating the success of pilot e-government projects; building operational leadership capacity; and investing in human resource development. Findings point to presidential leadership as the most significant success factor of the Korean e-government development.

Issue Date
2016-06
Publisher
World Bank Group
Edition
개정
Subjects
CASE STUDY; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; E-GOVERNMENT; ACCESS TO INFORMATION; TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY; INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT; DEVELOPMENT POLICY; COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES; DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT; CIVIL SERVICE; TRANSPARENCY, KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY, OPEN GOVERNMENT
Pages
162
URL
https://elibrary.worldbank.org/doi/abs/10.1596/978-1-4648-0881-4_ch2
DOI
10.1596/978-1-4648-0881-4_ch2
Start Page
13
End Page
40
ISBN
978-1-4648-0881-4
Language
ENG
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