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Digital Government: ICT and Public Sector Management in Africa

Evans, Olaniyi (2018): Digital Government: ICT and Public Sector Management in Africa. Published in: New Trends in Management: Regional and Cross-border Perspectives, London Scientific Publishing, London (2018): pp. 269-286.

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Abstract

This study examines the effect of information and communication technologies (ICT) on public sector management in Africa for the period 1995–2015 using panel GMM model and Toda-Yamamoto causality tests. The empirical evidence shows that ICT has a positive and statistically significant effect on public sector management, meaning that an increase in ICT is associated with improved public sector management. There is also a bi-directional causality between ICT and public sector management, suggesting that ICT spurs public sector management which, in turn, spurs ICT even further. The public sector, civil society and international actors therefore have the responsibility to collaborate at developing policies and applications that will maximize the potentials of digital government to every level of public sector in Africa.

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